So lads lets reflect do you remember ya first grassed fox?
Here's mine, 1966 I was invited to shoot rats on a sewage farm by a guy who was teaching me to shoot properly while I was doing my first pest control training, on the outskirts of Birmingham, my city of birth, he worked there, in those days there were circular sewage beds and heaps of dump settling as manure, the rats were dug in everywhere, I had an Original 50e I think, an under lever German .22 air rifle with me for the practice at the time. My tutor had a single shot bolt action .22 with open sights loaded with .22 short, the back stops were great these enormous piles of drying crap, we must have shot over 60 rats when I was offered a go with the rimfire, this I longed for as I remember it and we exchanged rifles, we were about 40yds from the targets when from around one of the round sewage beds walked Charlie, there were those revolving sprinklers running all around us so I think these muffled our sound, the guy nudged me and nodded toward the fox I lifted the rifle, lined the iron sights up at the base of Charlie's ear and pop, down he went. I was shaking as we walked the short distance to check him thinking he would jump up and attack us, it was the first fox I'd seen, at the great age of 16, being bought up in Brum city centre. Ah the good times eh.
What about yours?