I only have one small patch of land where i have permission only shoot foxes. Its about 180 acres but its all open fields with a railway through the middle. There are limited places to shoot due to the topography. for the first 12 months i had the permission i thin i had about 17 foxes, but for the last 12 months i have only maybe seen 2 or 3, and never managed to get on to one....until tonight.
I generally head up there once or twice a month and have blanked every time for the last twelve months, my mrs keeps asking me why I bother. I just like to get out, so it doesn't bother me not shooting anything.
Anyway, i set up in one position, rifle pointing paralell to the rail line pointing into a bit of a bank. Stood there for 10 minutes and could hear rustling in the bushes, squeeked a little and out popped a vixen, 27 yards, and 1 second away she was dropped on the spot!
12 months for one fox...well, i enjoyed the time out and the farmer is one fox happier!