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Fox Hunting


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To be honest with you, driving around in the early mornings looking for fox out sunning themselves works the best for me. I use a .223 when hutning them. Another tactic is wait until like the end of febuary and early march and set up around a cattailed slough and use a rabit call and try to call them out of the sloughs. Good luck

Andrew Shae

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Most of mine are spotted on the outside of cattails, tree lines, fence lines, and every once in a while on top of bales.

When hunting any predetors the wind and your scent is always important.

Hope this helps you

Andrew Shae

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Your best bet is to do some scouting following a fresh snowfall. The best advice I can give is to hunt where the fox are.....I know it sounds stupid but its the truth. You can scout via snowmobile, atv, driving section lines, or by going for a walk. Once you locate sign you will want to be in the area early and late which are prime times for movement. Calling can be very difficult for red fox, particularly if you have no experience using calls. I would stick to spot and stalk methods. Good luck!

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I would suggest a good set of bino's rather than a spotting scope if you are using it in real hunting situations. You will not be able to get much of a spotting scope for that price. You will see many for that price but you will be dissappointed in using them. Just my 2 cents!

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I have a decent pair of binocs, but sometimes its hard to tell whether you're looking at a rock or looking at fox laying down when its out 300 yards. Also, what power of a scope is best for fox hunting?

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300 yards? Good binocs should work fine at that range if you keep them steady. If you don't have one, get one of those bino-flex systems, they really help keeping the shake down when you are looking through them.

Scope power? Any good quality 3 x 9 should be plenty. Go for quality first, magnification second. I have an older Bausch and Lomb 6 x 24 on one of my 220 Swifts, but it is overkill in most predator situations. The field of view is tiny when the power is cranked up, and any quiver is magnified. I find I prefer my Leopold Vari X II 3 x 9 in 99 percent of hunting situations, and the scope almost never goes above 4 or 5 power, most of the time it stays right on 3.

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I was out the other night, and had many times that I couldn't tell whether I was looking at a fox or a rock or something else. Maybe it was farther than 300 yds, or maybe I just don't have very good binoculars.

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  • 2 weeks later...

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do you just need a small game license to hunt coyotoes??


Yes, I believe so. A gun will be helpful too, but optional, you can try to outrun them or throw rocks....

Just kidding, sorry I couldn't resist. grin.gif

But seriosly, all you need it's the standard small game license.

BTW Welcome to the Forum Eric, stick around and you'll find out why we are all hooked to it.

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Residents do not need a small game license to take unprotected animals. Coyote is unprotected, fox is protected.

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I want to second skunk-ape. Minnesota residents do NOT need a small game license to hunt coyotes, but you better not even look at a fox ----- harassment.

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Yes,non-residents do need a small game license to hunt yotes.MN. DNR regs,page 43

Residents do need a license to hunt fox,but not coyote as they are unprotected.Skunk-ape,you are correct.

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How does every feel the cold weather is going to affect the fox and coyote hunting? I was out last weekend and didn't seem to see as many, but that could have been because of the wind.

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Not only do they need a small game license, they also need a furbearer license which runs a cool $160 on top of their small game license for $80 or whatever. Just to hunt coyotes or fox.....

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