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    Big moon foxing

    Hardly ideal for foxing on foot, a massive moon with light cloud cover.
    But me scraggie and scrag boy were all keen after a long break beacuse of bad weather and game shooting needs.
    Anyway it was quiet ony seeing x2 foxes which I shot both.
    Tom filmed them both but no.1 lost focus just as the shot went off so was not registered.
    Shame as it ran into 118m's before i shot it off the sticks.

    A really big dog fox which the bullet never exited.
    The second was walking away and was shot as it sat down @ 163m's again the bullet hitting the neck shoulder area and not exiting.
    Tom got that on film


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    was a silly fox that bugger! sat down

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    Nice going John.
    I managed one last night, it had been very cloudy when we set out but the cloud cleared soon after .

    We picked up charlie wih the lamp and I called him in, then managed to shoot him at about 140 metre off double sticks with no lamp at all. The moon was so bright and we positioned ouselves under a tree. I could see his eyes clearly and his body outline, my mate thought i had fired by mistake.
    Has anyone else managed this, all i had was a Zeiss 7x50 illuminatd reticle.

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    Yes mate shot quite a few with no lamp.
    I target lamp shy ones at work if we get a white frost/snow and a big moon.
    Great fun and more exciting then night vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munty Hunter View Post
    Nice going John.
    I managed one last night, it had been very cloudy when we set out but the cloud cleared soon after .

    We picked up charlie wih the lamp and I called him in, then managed to shoot him at about 140 metre off double sticks with no lamp at all. The moon was so bright and we positioned ouselves under a tree. I could see his eyes clearly and his body outline, my mate thought i had fired by mistake.
    Has anyone else managed this, all i had was a Zeiss 7x50 illuminatd reticle.
    Nice one John.

    Not only foxes are shot this way.

    I would hazard a guess that thousands of boar are shot under moonlight only, over mainland Europe. The use of night vision or lamps is not permitted in a lot of these countries so moonlight is the only way they can shoot mainly nocturnal animals.

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Cracking vid mate and nice shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.atkinson View Post
    Nice one John.

    Not only foxes are shot this way.

    I would hazard a guess that thousands of boar are shot under moonlight only, over mainland Europe. The use of night vision or lamps is not permitted in a lot of these countries so moonlight is the only way they can shoot mainly nocturnal animals.

    Cheers

    Ross
    I sat out in a seat in bavaria just over a year ago for boar, it was full moon and snowing.
    Fantastic, 27 red hinds and a fox came to feed but no pigs, the experience was electrifing

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    Nice shooting that dog fox is massive
    “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
    ― Criss Jami

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    How did you train it to sit like that?

    Simon

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