Hi guys just thought I'd share the experience of bagging my 1st ever Charlie last night using my CZ .22WMR & 33gr Remington V-Max ammo.
Well chuffed coz I had planned the location where I was gonna lay in wait as the wind is usually blowing the wrong way to use this particular spot. I am quite meticulous and hopefully this will transfer to my stalking once I learn enough and get the oportunity to go for the 1st time.
I tucked myself into a corner of a field along a grass edge where we had seen a couple of fox previously but the prevailing wind is usually behind. Being a NE wind last night meant it was straight into my face. I sat down with the rifle rested on some mini shooting sticks I've made, gave a few mouth squeeks fairly loud to see what was about, followed by a few on my wam caller.
About 10mins passed and using my NV as a spotter I got buzzed by a barn owl who was after a crafty meal, then about another 5 mins or so spotted something coming down the grass headway about 200yds away. Gave a couple more blows on the wam and I kid you not this fox pelted towards me full bore. I slung the spotter down and lifted the rifle up, flicked the lamp on and it froze bang on 50yds away. If i'd taken longer I reckon I would have been his dinner!!
Took aim and bam, delivered a balistic tip right between the eyes and he dropped without a twitch. No exit wound, I think the bullet did it's job and just mashed up the insides. Had a mooch about but nothing else to see so took some pics and home I came to a well earned Horlicks!!
As you can see he was a lovely specimen in great condition and would have been ideal for stuffing if I had the dosh but had to make do with keeping the tail as a momento,