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Well me and a buddy went out today for our first legit varmint hunt. Had a beautiful big fox come in to the cottontail distress after 2 minutes at our second set. Came to about 10 yards in front of my buddy, and before he could get a good shot with his .22 (he figured all we'd see is squirrels) it decided something wasn't right and started trotting away. He shot and then I shot on the run but missed. First predator ever called in!

Driving back home, we saw two more sitting out in a field by a grove of trees. We turned around and went down a minimum maint. road about 500 yards away and snuck through another grove of trees. Got on the distress call and within 3 minutes we had one heading our way. Got to about 30 yards before the .22-250 put her down. First varmint ever...talk about exciting! I'm hooked!

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picksbigwagon

outstanding.......nice looking fox

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    • eyeguy 54
      sounds like a hoot. hope to get there. 
    • Roscoe010
      Hi Wanderer, I am going up this weekend too.  Glad the weather will be warm! I will try a different pit this time, but had good luck last year.  I hope the fish will be active and hungry.
    • IceHawk
      Thanks Rick! Jeff hope to make it always a good time and laughs when you get a group of great people together. I usally do more jaw jacking  then fishing at these things but for me its just as much fun 
    • Rick
      I will donate a few goodies. I will send it to @Tom Sawyer if he messages me his address.
    • IceHawk
      Lol! Smurfy  Its not as easy to identify areas like the old days the ice towns in Mertens bay and in front of Steils old house on cedar island aren't there like years of past but she's still the same chain that you grew up on. And IMO better than when we wee younger. 
    • Wanderer
      @Roscoe010 I wanted to head that way yesterday but my fishing partner didn’t have that kind of time.  If I get there this weekend, I’ll let you know. Or hopefully someone else knows and will reply.
    • smurfy
      i'm considering going out sat to chase walleyes, cats or crappies................OK whatever will bite. whats frustrating is i live 5 mile from the chain, grew up in richmond and all these maps have me confused??????????
    • DonBo
      Toying with the idea of heading up there Saturday morning. Only been there a couple times, never on the opener.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Anyone go out on the opener? I usually wait a week before heading up there, so curious to hear some ice/fishing reports.
    • Roscoe010
      Did any of you check out the pits for winter trout opener last weekend? Thanks!
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