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    Lumpy Fox for DEFRA

    My efforts over the last 4 years has put a big dent in the local fox population, the down side is they are thin on the ground which makes finding some to go to DEFRA for testing much harder.
    Plus side lots more wild pheasants with a number of partridges showing...

    I shot a vixen in the same field 2 weeks ago so a good chance he might have been her mate, a good eye shine back for my led spotting torch, squeaking while I flicked out my sticks in a routine I have done hundred's of times. Check once more with the led lamp just in case it has ####ed off...
    Nice picture in the z6 of a fox looking right at me with its tail wrapped around like a cat out 160 yards...
    Above average size that is for sure...Bagged and tagged for Tuesdays pick up..



    Tim.243
    Last edited by Tim.243; 20-12-2015 at 23:27.
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    What does DEFRA testing entail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker-Man View Post
    What does DEFRA testing entail?
    DEFRA have an amount of funding each year to carry out testing,
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...10151844,d.ZWU

    With foxes being the end user of all things dead and alive they make a good platform for testing. Lots of foxes are shot, adding the testing must be a bonus.

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    Well done! We had two last night, and then spent ages trying to get a third as it'd have put us on a nice round number - but we failed to find any. Someone must have shot them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy_SP View Post
    Well done! We had two last night, and then spent ages trying to get a third as it'd have put us on a nice round number - but we failed to find any. Someone must have shot them...
    Ta v much, nice to have them take notice of the squeak!

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    Not got an awful lot of confidence in our DEFRA im afraid been waiting for a TB RESULT for weeks and weeks now 6/11/15
    norma
    Last edited by norma 308; 21-12-2015 at 12:40.

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    Excellent. Not had much luck in my area of late - soembody else much be clearing them out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3pc View Post
    Excellent. Not had much luck in my area of late - somebody else must be clearing them out!
    Not me - I don't go further east than the Devon/Somerset border!

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    Quote Originally Posted by norma 308 View Post
    Not got an awful lot of confidence in our DEFRA im afraid been waiting for a TB RESULT for weeks and weeks now 6/11/15
    norma
    Culturing mycoplasma bovis that causes TB takes many weeks and it takes even longer to say it is a negative sample. Be patient it is the organisms fault not DEFRA's in this case

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    How you get them to come pick up Tim ?

    matt

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