A farm I shoot rabbits on has a slight fox problem - a couple of lambs have been taken, and the remakns found close to a fox den. The den is just off my permission by about 10 meters. I take enough rabbits from this permission that I can afford to use some as fox bait, and am aware that omce the fox(es) come through the fence I can shoot them, so I was planning on placing some dead rabbits/guts about 15 meters inside the boundary (25 meters from the den) and about 75 meters from the shed I will use as a hide. Is this reasonable, or should the bait be further away from the fox den?
Also, should the bait be in one pile, or spread around a bit as you would for rats?
PS. The foxes need to go, because even though the lambs are getting bigger, the landowner is planning on restarting his (small) shoot.