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    Fox baiting advice please.

    A farm I shoot rabbits on has a slight fox problem - a couple of lambs have been taken, and the remakns found close to a fox den. The den is just off my permission by about 10 meters. I take enough rabbits from this permission that I can afford to use some as fox bait, and am aware that omce the fox(es) come through the fence I can shoot them, so I was planning on placing some dead rabbits/guts about 15 meters inside the boundary (25 meters from the den) and about 75 meters from the shed I will use as a hide. Is this reasonable, or should the bait be further away from the fox den?
    Also, should the bait be in one pile, or spread around a bit as you would for rats?

    Thanks.

    PS. The foxes need to go, because even though the lambs are getting bigger, the landowner is planning on restarting his (small) shoot.

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    I would spread the bait around a bit so it makes them sniff about for it but a pile would work,sounds like you got it cracked........good bit of sport to be had!!

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    Tie the carcass to a stake it will hold them for a bit.

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    sounds like others have you sorted i would peg any bait then call and wait or do a round robin at the bait pionts

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    i used to use carcases pinned down, too much hassle

    I now buy pouches of stinky tuna cat food from tesco for 17p!!
    always have about 4 in the "fox bag" with all the other stuff.

    spread it around and ideally walk on it (just wipe your feet before you get in the car!!)
    stinks to high heaven and gives them enough to scratch around for.

    I use it on known paths to stop them walking too

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    bet the moggys love you you must be a dinner bell round your way feller, but a good way of getting them in

    forgot we also use stick boild down nail clippings

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    Thanks for the advice fellas.

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    As the others have said above. I tend to cut my bait up into small pieces and then throw it about all over the place so Mr Fox has to spend ages looking for it. I also like to drag some smelly bait around - either in a net bag (like the ones you get oranges in) or tied directly to a piece of string, to create a scent trail that will keep any foxes sniffing around while I get my reticle nicely lined up.

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    do as others have said ,also i like to use a 160mm drainage tube with a vented top i dig it in a couple of feet with a capped bottom and backfill then just chuck all fish heads and carcasses and anything else that stinks. it keeps them occupied for ages mooching around the stink pipe and they cant get to anything , atb wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    i used to use carcases pinned down, too much hassle

    I now buy pouches of stinky tuna cat food from tesco for 17p!!
    always have about 4 in the "fox bag" with all the other stuff.

    spread it around and ideally walk on it (just wipe your feet before you get in the car!!)
    stinks to high heaven and gives them enough to scratch around for.

    I use it on known paths to stop them walking too
    +1 take a spoon and flick it around your shot area and a little bit where you think they are coming through.
    Last edited by .243Ady; 01-07-2013 at 14:20.

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