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Thread: Describing your Fox lamping.

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    Describing your Fox lamping.

    I'll probably get slated for this, but, I really would hope no one from the "Other side " looks in too often, when you, (no one in particular!), gets to the bit we all work for, The EYES!, The EYES!..................., not many describe the most important aspect of lamping safety!, the final correct identification of your quarry.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    hi we use an archer spotting scope its an archer grade A night vision unit with 3 lenses on the front and we can see clearly weather and conditions permitting up to 800 yrds at 400 we can tell the diffrence between a fox and a cat easily( honest it only ever happened once )and since we had this the farmers are getting to hear about it the safety aspect is amazing you can wait till charlie in right safe place to shoot lamp on dead charlie we have shown this unit to the farmers and the words spreading im now getting farmers ringing me asking if il go sort they problems out so money well spent cheers
    Last edited by devonfoxer; 29-11-2011 at 21:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    I'll probably get slated for this, but, I really would hope no one from the "Other side " looks in too often, when you, (no one in particular!), gets to the bit we all work for, The EYES!, The EYES!..................., not many describe the most important aspect of lamping safety!, the final correct identification of your quarry.
    Totally agree Steve....Remember this thread, the link still works to the article:

    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...istook-for-fox

    I think about this everytime Is ee a set of EYES in the lamp...

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    I can't find a link but there was also a year or two back a father who shot his 11/12 year old son dead whilst out lamping.

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    yes your right i have an idea this wasnt far from me raises other questions tho why when taking your kids out shooting at day or night wanst he stood right beside the person with the gun ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliS View Post
    I can't find a link but there was also a year or two back a father who shot his 11/12 year old son dead whilst out lamping.
    I still don't know how that happened. I've never thought I was in danger or endangering someone while out lamping.

    Matt

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    There is one thing for sure,and that is you will never get a pair of human eyes in the lamp,even if you were lamping a council estate.........Human eyes do not reflect!!! I do however realise the importance of the correct I.D,and always make sure 100%.

    M

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    That particular event took place not far from me, I seem to remember the lad was wearing specs and the stepfather mistook them for fox's eyes. Clearly a tragic happening but as has already been said they should have stuck together. In fact they split into two groups, not a good idea.
    There are only a few eyes that could be mistaken for fox; cat, sheep/lambs, badgers occasionally, cattle deer and horses are a bit high!. I use a Longbow NV scope and an Archer and with these there is no mistake.
    As always, shooting at night has to be done with care, sadly not everyone realises this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by re'M'ington View Post
    There is one thing for sure,and that is you will never get a pair of human eyes in the lamp,even if you were lamping a council estate.........Human eyes do not reflect!!! I do however realise the importance of the correct I.D,and always make sure 100%.

    M
    With all due respect, how many humans have you lamped? i certainly have picked up "eye shine" from humans on several occasions(twice in the last 12 months),if human eyes do not reflect how is it that you get "red eye" from a camera flash? this is why i never use a scope mounted light to search any given area as by the time you realise through the scope that there is a person in front of you, the gun is already pointed at them, not a good sight to experiance through a scope!.
    Anyone else seen human eyes reflect?

    Tikkat3

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    I would hope that it is common sense that you don't shoot at just a set of eyes, you need clear identification of the body for accurate shot placement. If you are shooting at just a set of eyes then you are plain asking for trouble!
    Eye shine from foxes stands out a mile to that of humans as a foxes eyes are made up of rods only, unlike the human eye which has rods (which give contrast) and cones (which help identify colour). Behind the foxes eye is a light reflecting membrane which reflects light back into the rods which helps give foxes better vision in the dark. Colour of the eyes can often vary with age (usually pale green when cubs changing to bright orange for adults and the angle of the eyes of the light).
    I haven't yet seen human eyes reflect from a distance that you could possibly mistake them as a fox. I have heard and do believe the stories where someone has been out carrying a small dog in their arms and people have lined them up in the sights before realising!
    By three methods we may learn wisdom:
    First, by reflection, which is noblest;
    Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
    and third by experience, which is the bitterest

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