Hunters have such a rule: “Do not start fishing without finding out where the beast is found”.
The fox usually lives where there are many mouse-like rodents. The number of foxes can most accurately be determined by the number of broods.
Where to look for broods?
The hunter of the Tarsky district, the Omsk region, N. Nagaev answers this question in the following way.
Broods should be sought primarily in old burrows at the end of May, in June and July. Having established the number of inhabited holes and the number of foxes living in them, one can get an idea of the number of animals.
The fox often digs holes in ravines, on elevated places, in the woods, in bushes, in thickets of weeds and in the steppes, not far from water bodies. It is easy to find a dwelling hole: there is often an earthen mound and a rammed platform, on which foxes play in the mornings. Here you can see bones, feathers and other food debris. Near the brood is almost always a fox. In the morning and evening dawn, approaching the hole, you can hear the fox barking.
In order to ensure the success of winter fishing, it is necessary before the onset of winter to throw a dressing near the inhabited holes: meat of dogs, cats, carcasses of fallen lambs, piglets, rabbits and birds. Practice shows that the labor expended on feeding foxes, more than pays off.
Good results are obtained by fishing in conquests. The carcass of a cow or horse that has fallen from a non-contagious disease is laid out on the edge of the forest near the fields in small birch forest or in the bushes. Prevent better lightly covered with earth. I place traps from the side of the belly and hind legs, since the beast usually approaches the carcass from these sides.
I make the installation as follows: I dig a hole in the ground, at a distance of no more than one step from the carcass, with the help of a knife and blade. At the same time, I spread the earth on a bag or a rag. A trap covered with clean gauze or paper is placed in a hole. Then I fall asleep on top of it with a thin layer of earth and mask it with grass. Thus, I set up three or four traps for the booster.
In the pen, the fox sometimes hides, skips the beater, and does not go to the shooter. In the btoml case, you need to chase her a second, or even a third time. If the hunters find the night, close the exit from the site with flags and start the hunt again the next day.
This method requires endurance, the ability to disguise, move silently. You must go quietly to the fox to see it before the beast notices the hunter. Provorus enjoys hunting with binoculars and camouflage white coat.
Once on a sunny frosty day in the forest, he saw a little fox. It was impossible to approach her for a shot.
Then he disguised himself and threw a wounded fox in the direction of the traveling fox, incidentally captured by him on the hunt. Fox immediately noticed the bait. Apt shot hunter struck the beast.
He made a falling-bottom mousetrap, where he placed several field mice. Finding a little fox, he carefully disguised himself and threw the mousetrap forward. The fox was seduced and came close to the hunter.
Many hunters trap the beast. On the right is a trap setting for a hanging bait.
By setting a trap, the hunter comes to the track of the beast at arm’s length and puts the trap in a spring to himself, and buries the trap next to the trap. So that the details of the trap are not frozen to the snow, it tamps down the bottom of the chamber, closes the entrance to the chamber with snow, and then masks the chasm and 2-3 of its tracks with a shovel.
I personally prefer the trap because the fox is a very careful beast: it rarely suits a shot, and the wounded one runs away.
But before you set a trap, you must accustom the fox to a certain place. To do this, ea a month and a half before the hunt begins, the beast is fed up.
Top dressing is better to bury in the ground away from housing, to a depth of 25-30 centimeters, in the steppe – near shrubs or ravines, where foxes usually rest during the day, or in the forest – in an open meadow, better on a hill.
Immediately, when the snow falls, do not trap. You need to wait until the fox makes traces. After that, it is necessary to set traps at the place where the tracks meet in one path or at their intersection.