Winter Fox Hunting
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WINTER FOX HUNTING

By Andrew Lewand

A quick story of pre - Christmas red fox calling from western New York State...

On Wednesday Dec 22, as others were busy scurrying for last minute gifts, I was setting up for a night of predator calling. This was the night that was supposed to be the "brightest night" in many years. Except here in NY, it is always cloudy!
Nonetheless, it was fairly bright.

At 4:50 PM, the shaggiest red fox in existance raced-in to the crystal clear sounds of my fox Pro caller ( cottontail distress )undetected and I could only watch in partial shock as He stared at me from 10 feet away. That shaggy fox also appeared to be the quickest as he set a land speed record away from my set up.

The call continued to be effective bringing in 3 more reds in the course of the next 2 hours. What didn't peform was the battery on 1 of my 2 spot lights! I had purchased it earlier in the day and it obviously did not have a full charge.

I raced back home to re-charge! Two hours later ( I could wait no more ) I headed out for a different farm. Tracks were everywhere in the fresh falling snow. I really hated that light now for forcing me to miss some valuable tome afield. However, I knew I was in for some action...

After approximately 30 seconds of call time, I spot-lighted a red fox charging in my direction. I watched him run from 200 yards and at 20 yards my remington 700 in .222 rendered him lifeless. It was a prime coat...

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