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    Foolin' with foxes

    As promised here is a quick skinny on my first fox with the bow.

    We had been calling all weekend with little luck only having seen one fox even slightly interested in the call. I was beginning to feel like travelling two hours to hunt an animal that lives on my doorstep at home possibly wasnt worth even if they were twice as dense here! We decided to try one last spot, a lone tree about 150 metres from the bush edge. The bush rising into a gentle hill about 50 metres in height and littered with boulders and eucalypts. This place did have meaning to me as it was the place where I had missed the very first fox I tried to shoot with a bow about six months before at only 9 metres (went to water).
    Kenny called with the scotchy and within 30 seconds two dogs could be seen heading our way, a mature one and about 100 metres behind a pup from this year. The mature red dog came into about 100 metres and stopped gazing across the landscape with eyes fixed on our location - the location of her next meal she thought. We remained motionless crouched under the tree and Kenny whispered from behind the rangefinders "100 metres - lets squeak her". He pouted his lips and began mouse squeaking and instantly she broke into a run straight for us. Kenny read out "26 metres, draw back" as she still come in closer. At about 15 metres away and still running it was clear that she wasn't going to stop so Kenny waved his arm and yelled out "hey stop stop" but she kept running and looking through the sights all I could see was a blur as she kept on running so I released. I heard the thud and she rolled over a couple of times before running off and expiring about 100 metres away at the bush edge. We stepped it out at 4 metres for the shot. and closer inspection revealed that she was that old that she had no teeth and was very skinny. This no doubt was what made her so eager to believe that there was a rabbit or mouse there for her.

    My mate Kenny I was with is just starting up his taxidermy business and although no one in NZ would need him you should have a look at his stuff on facebook because I think he's great for a young bloke of 23. Called "Ballarat Taxidermy". As a promotion for his business he is shoulder mounting my fox for me. So I'll post a pic of when its done.

    Happy hunting,
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    all canines worn to the bone

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    Foolin' with foxes

    Thats cool on the Fox, tell us about your stick n string, have you tried a recurve?
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Mean.... Why the Glove? are they unsafe to touch???

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    Cool story. I have a bow am yet to hunt with it

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    Good stuff jack!
    Yeah nah bro

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    yeh they are pretty dirty and they carry hydatis so just dont like touching them.

    The bow is a bear mauler 60-70lb, with 340 26.5" easton powerflight shafts, and just 125 gn tusker spirit broadheads.

    I've always been nothing but a rifle shooter but its so addictive. My goal is a deer with it this year!

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    Excellent story Jack. She was certainly past her prime looking at those teeth.
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    Foolin' with foxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackp. View Post
    yeh they are pretty dirty and they carry hydatis so just dont like touching them.

    The bow is a bear mauler 60-70lb, with 340 26.5" easton powerflight shafts, and just 125 gn tusker spirit broadheads.

    I've always been nothing but a rifle shooter but its so addictive. My goal is a deer with it this year!
    great gear !
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    great gear !
    You a bow hunter mate? what do you have?

    I reckon Bear's are such an underrated bow, I just absolutely love it. All you ever hear about is Matthews and Hoyt and occasionally PSE but I think Bear's are pretty much just as good. I do love Matthews mind you. But I've had two mates with PSE bows and they are great but I still would rather my bear. It's got a good IBO 328fps so I reckon mine would be around 290fps the way its set up with draw length and poundage. But what gets me and what turned both my PSE mates to Bear is for its speed how quiet it is. My mate had cat whiskers on his PSE and it was still noisier.
    And with Shafts, unless I was going to hunt buff or bears or something (which I would love to do one day) I don't think you need to go expensive, I've had great penetration with the powerflights and they fly very well.
    Just ordered in some rage 2 blade mechanical broadheads for deer hunting so getting keen to put a "rage in the cage" as the yanks put it. Also thinking of getting lumenoks to slow down how quick I go through arrows ha

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    You had me with the sales lady in the pic!!

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    Re: Foolin' with foxes

    Well done and cheers for the write up :thumbup:

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    Great pics I'll read tommorrow
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