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    Urban foxes

    Almost finished me night shift and so far seen 12 foxes around the Birmingham area and surrounding area and two munti does. It never stops amazing me the state of urban foxes. I've seen one tonight that was a big as a my german Shepard which weighs 32 kg. Then I've seen three with mange half tails and limps. My thought is if it was legal and the public would not cry in their milk. What does folk reckon would be a SAFE, HUMANE calibre to control the foxes?

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    If it is within an urban setting I don't think there is any choice but to trap and dispatch. A gunshot during the night is always going to cause alarm and the anti-publicity is what we don't need. .22 rimfire at point blank range would work for dispatch and is silent, but watch out for a richocet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheruk View Post
    If it is within an urban setting I don't think there is any choice but to trap and dispatch. A gunshot during the night is always going to cause alarm and the anti-publicity is what we don't need. .22 rimfire at point blank range would work for dispatch and is silent, but watch out for a richocet.
    we are talking Brum here
    A gunshot at night...
    no-one would bat an eyelid....


    as for calibre
    anything that you are comfortable with and leagle to use
    I like my .222 or .243 works for me

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    I do a fair few urban foxes in my local town, all done in cage traps then dispatched with the .410 to the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne View Post
    I do a fair few urban foxes in my local town, all done in cage traps then dispatched with the .410 to the head.
    Spot on Airborne thats what I'd use.

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    .22lr with the NV and a big JLS centrfire stalker moddy, from an upstairs window onto a baited lawn. Worked for me in Swindon!

    James

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    i would imagine that some of these fac air rifles would be up to the job at short ranges some of them seem to pack a bit of a thump plus a richocet of a air pellet has to expell its energy faster that a .22lr round

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    Sunday eve, drove all way down from Wales, one dead one on M5 St Michaels Wood. Got into Yate stopped to watch one on a pedestrian crossing eating remains of a take away. Very savy our urban foxes (22.15).

    Looked a very nice specimen, however if he strays 1,000m or so might be a different matter.

    D

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    I use a .22 down into the lawn at around 3-540ft. from inside the window.
    silent. no louder than someone shutting an internal door.

    NV is good but if you dont have it just put a red bicycle tail light near your bait. only lights up the fox when in the zone and makes them very visible through a normal scope

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    Shot quite a few on the back lawn at old house. Used cat biscuits scattered on the lawn to keep them intrested, 1000 watt outside light v helpfull, shootoing from upstairs window,head shot with .22lr, very effective.

    D

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