Having never shot a hill fox as big as below and after seeing pictures of monsters getting into the 30lb region recently on fieldsports I was wondering how big they get around yours and is there a big difference between hill and lowland foxes especially around urban aeas?
So I got asked to go out for a look around with a mate Jack on his hill farm and over next doors on thursday night. We had young Chris out too as our gate opener and fetcher. Handy little fellow . 30 minutes in and with one fox already down we clock one out on the hill at a good 300 meters. Just happy keeping its distance beside a dead ewe with a strong diagonal wind pushing in from right to left it was mooching around the carcass.
So a bit of thinking and Jack detemined for me to send a round at it, i'm sitting on the roof steady as you get and give it 9 inches for windage and a mildot and a half for drop and boof, love my .308 . After the shot and a fair delay there was a good pop and we laughed with a good 'whay dick 'ed' at it. I could see I hit is a bit back and low but it was down and only had a few second of movement.
Chris went out on the fetch and after ages getting out and acoss the hill came back with it and well done to the lad it was a fair treck across the soft rushy gound to get it. I've never seen a beast like this out on hill farms around us here. 20lb after a good bleed out and young Chris is a tad under 6ft!