With the weather of late and lasts weekends DSC1 course my foxing had to take a back seat….
I checked the hourly forecast and took a chance as % 40 was good enough…
Remembering to add 4 clicks back on my Kales off I went on foot around the sheep farm which has produced 82 foxes in just over 2 years.
After a half mile walk to a small field the first cub was sitting out around 160 yards with 2 more further down the field.
Cubs are easy picking’s but so are lambs when foxes grow up..
My Lamp extension which clips on the scope was spot on as usual allowing me to take it off and scan the field and quickly put it back on.
With those 3 dealt with I moved on to a field where the shepherd had seen a fox on his rounds. The first vixen was sky lined so I kept calling with a soft squeak and she slowly moved towards me until the shot was good out around 150.
As I got close to the vixen it is instinctive to flick the lamp around as shooting on your own you can’t be too careful!
I looked around and a fifth fox flashed its eyes so I just walked away at a brisk pace so I could get a safe shot set up.
I sent the farmer a couple of pictures and will await a text later in the day…