Most of you may know, but foxes are not a native species to Australia. They were released here so that the tally ho mob could ride to hounds as they did back in the old country. Like a lot of imported species the foxes flourished here, and became a hugs problem. That problem was on the way of being controlled while women still liked to wear fur coats and you could get up to AU$45.00 for a full skin including the head skin. However once women wearing fur coats began to have tomato sauce and stones thrown at them by the animal libbers, the trade declined dramatically. So the only reason the shoot foxes became one of pest eradication.
Today the fox is a worthy sporting proposition here, and we use two main methods to hunt them. one is whistling, or imitating a distressed rabbit (another introduced animal) or spotlighting. I'd be interested to know what methods are used in Britain. My rifle of choice is a .222Rem based on a Zastava barrel and action. The barrel is just 20inches long and I stocked it with a walnut stock from Boyd's in the US. The scope is a 4-12 Votex.