Went out with mark 37 off SD on sunday morning to try for a couple of foxes that have been hanging round a farm we shoot on.
We split up and within 15mins mark had shot one in a valley behind the farm, covered in reed beds and tussucks and scrub.
he found the blood trail and followed it for about 100yds before loosing it in the reeds.
we spent over an hour looking for it, and I tried phoning my son to bring griff up but he had taken him out and wouldnt be back until late afternoon, so no option but to go home and call back later.
We got back on the land at 4.30pm and took griff to the shot site, within seconds he was off and tracked it on past where mark had lost the trail, he covered another 150yds then started air scenting, finally going on full point 10mins after being put on the trail.
I sent him in and the fox tried to bolt but griff pinned him down despite getting bitten a few times in the process. I called him off and mark despached him with his .243.
when we examined the fox we found his shot had gone hrough the brisket and front leg but not hit any major arteries, so really pleased we went back and found it.
Well pleased with griff, the trail was over 9hrs old and he had no problem following it to a successful conclusion.