Out last night.

finnbear270

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Well Flyboy just couldn't resist it could He?....... He uttered that time honoured phrase, "We haven't shot any multiples here for a while ,Have we????"............... After a little mud plugging in the Jimny at another of Mike's farms, we went to a rather diminutive & unproductive looking little spot, I think Mike surprised some of our other friends on here, with the almost pre booked appearances on this little smallholding! ... Almost as regular as the German rail system!,View attachment 21036 The results of three rounds of .17 Fireball.:fox::fox::fox::tiphat:
 
Well Flyboy just couldn't resist it could He?....... He uttered that time honoured phrase, "We haven't shot any multiples here for a while ,Have we????"............... After a little mud plugging in the Jimny at another of Mike's farms, we went to a rather diminutive & unproductive looking little spot, I think Mike surprised some of our other friends on here, with the almost pre booked appearances on this little smallholding! ... Almost as regular as the German rail system!,View attachment 21036 The results of three rounds of .17 Fireball.:fox::fox::fox::tiphat:

Well done Finnbear it's good to have a decent night. I always thought Cheshire was good for Sir Charles Frederick Fox as i have like you shot many. But i went stalking in Leicestershire and the two lads i went out with had shot 25 the previous few nights and had them all laid out for the Keeper who they were assisting to come over and see. They were a sight to remember and it filled me with envy.

Jimbo :fox: game on :D :thumb:
 
Here's my little haul from last night. They were almost certainly the work of one of the so-called charities, wreaking both environmental and economic vandalism on the area yet again...

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This one was healthy apart from a strange section of the tail which had no fur at all:
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And look at the state of this one:
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There was a sixth too, but I couldn't find it in the brambles...
 
All mange damage Paddy, One of our rescued Greyhounds has the exact copy of that tail section, & we have had him since around six months old.
 
All mange damage Paddy, One of our rescued Greyhounds has the exact copy of that tail section, & we have had him since around six months old.

Thanks for the confirmation - we don't get to see much mange around here - except for when the 'charities' have been visiting. I spoke to a farmer who rents some ground on the same farm earlier today - he said that a fox had calmly walked out in front of him as he drove in yesterday. He said that no country fox would have acted in the way the one he saw did, so it backs up my belief these had been dumped.

It's a shame that a class action couldn't be brought by a number of our organisations working together - say, the NFU, BASC and the NGO, to prosecute those concerned. I'm sure that enough evidence could be gathered if there was the will. I know several farmers who've caught people in vans/trucks with caged foxes inside, so it wouldn't take long...
 
Last month had a brace in about 15secs with a .17 Fireball, lovely round, first time I had been allowed to use it. Saying that still prefer a 60grn V max in .223, at least you hear the strike.

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Well done Finnbear it's good to have a decent night. I always thought Cheshire was good for Sir Charles Frederick Fox as i have like you shot many. But i went stalking in Leicestershire and the two lads i went out with had shot 25 the previous few nights .

My brother in law has a 7,000 bird free range unit in Leicestershire, it's always been a bit of a fox magnet but this year I have been getting 2 or three a week for the last few months, all really healthy and in great shape. Positively fat.
 
Last month had a brace in about 15secs with a .17 Fireball, lovely round, first time I had been allowed to use it. Saying that still prefer a 60grn V max in .223, at least you hear the strike.

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Ammo is a bit scarce for those. My mate has one and had the devil of a job getting some.
 
An "Early Bath" last night, In the taproom by 9.15 sucking a sweet pint of Ambush, (quite an appropriately named beer);) In position at 18.45, overlooking a meadow outside the boundary, a known approach route, Mike turned up a little later & set up on the opposite side of the property that we service when required, the rain subsided, finally blowing through to the south east, hopefully far enough for me to do a bit more stalking later in the weekend, An initial flash of the retina's returning to the lamp alerted me & I tracked her progress for just a moment, she gave me the bird & disappeared into the thick stuff next to the canal, A quick heads up to Mike over the net, & I joined him on top of his truck's tailgate, a few minutes later & as expected she was back in view, another check through the bino's to make sure of our intended's ID,Then a subdued Phut from Mikes .223 & another troublemaker dealt with.:cool:
 
Nice going lads.

i have been invited out by a mate who has just joined the forum so ill post the results as soon as we get back in later this week,

Paddy.

what you running rifle ans cope wise please,

bob.
 
It's a shame that a class action couldn't be brought by a number of our organisations working together - say, the NFU, BASC and the NGO, to prosecute those concerned. I'm sure that enough evidence could be gathered if there was the will. I know several farmers who've caught people in vans/trucks with caged foxes inside, so it wouldn't take long...

NOOOOO
Dont do that!

I think it is very noble of them to secretly be supporting our sport by providing targets
 
Paddy.

what you running rifle and scope wise please,

bob.

Dedicated:
Sauer 202 in .22-250 with D480 manual gain NV scope

Add-on - PVS-14 on any of the following:
Kimber .204 + Swaro scope
Sauer 202 in .308 + Swaro scope
CZ HMR + Swift scope
Theoben Rapid 12-250 FAC Air in .25 with AGS scope

:rofl::norty:, Bobby, Paddy has all the stuff the C.I.A. don't have room for!!, and a bit more! EH Paddy??:cool:

Ha, ha - well, I do have an ex-MOD developmental thermal imager that weighs 7kgs! :)

NOOOOO
Dont do that!

I think it is very noble of them to secretly be supporting our sport by providing targets

I know where you're coming from being a slightly obsessive foxing man, however, it is both environmental and economic vandalism to release disease-riddled foxes into the countryside, especially where there are several free-range organic chicken farms.
 
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Paddy takes his weaponary serious.
 
I have to ask but whats the putter for?

Isn't a putter a golfist thing? If so, I can't answer your question as I know nothing about the subject other than that their courts have car parks full of Volvos and that they all have to dress 'nicely' (i.e. in a way that would make me vomit) or risk being harangued by some kind of clerk of works.
 
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