I have been after a couple of foxes that are decimating my egg suppliers chickens (free range) just a bit embarrasing.
The nature of the land makes it very difficult to get a shot at them. I have only managed to get 1 and that was with the shotgun a few weeks ago as it cleared the perimeter fence on its way out with a chicken.
Finally we have managed to get permission for me to shoot on the land adjoining his that is more suitable for getting a shot at the elusive buggers.,
Went on for the first time tonight. loads of rabbits running about and a well used sett
across from a high bank I could sit on,with the wind blowing the right way as well.
1hr later I spotted a nice sized fox (probably from eating all the chickens) making its way through the cover about 150yds away. Started to squeak it in, it got to aprox 100yds away I was following it through the scope waiting for it to stop before taking the shot when I heard what I thought was the landowners horses galloping along the top of the bank. Next thing a roe doe leapt down the bank less than 15ft away with a very large buck in pursuit, great to watch but sadly mr fox had not stopped around for the show. tried the buttalo and got the buck to come within 50yds but sadly not got permission for deer only fox at the moment.
Back there again tomorrow for round 2 I think.