Fox Hunting with Monkey, Burrows or Hounds
For cleverness, cunning and caution among the people, foxes are called cheats. There are many ways to hunt them:
from the approach
It is a wide variety of types of fishing for this predator that gives every hunter the opportunity to choose how to hunt the fox for him.
In Britain, tracking this beast was one of the main traditions of the aristocracy since the XVI century. English fox hunting is a kind of mixture of sports and hunting, which has spread not only in England, but also in many other countries, such as Canada, Australia, Ireland, France, Russia, Italy and the United States.
Depending on the habitat, there are several types of foxes:
American (also called Corsac or Dwarf)
Bengali (or Indian)
corsac (or sandy)
Common fox, most common in our latitudes
In particular, belonging to one type or another and determines the size, color and features. In our latitudes the fox ordinary (red) is almost the most common predator. The period of hunting for her in Ukraine lasts from November to February inclusive. And the process itself does not require any special permissions.
Fox hunting in winter
To track down a redhead during this period, the hunter will certainly need knowledge of the traces, habits and character of this beast. It is easiest to find traces of a fox on the field, since the predator here is looking for a favorite winter treat – mice, or arranging day time. It is rather simple to distinguish them from other inhabitants of the forest. Yes, they are somewhat similar to the wolf, but much smaller and slimmer.
Like other animals, this predator can make certain sounds. The character of the fox sounds like a dog barking, only her voice is much thinner, the howling also resembles a dog or wolf. This makes many scientists consider them kin of dogs, which are even closer than wolves in the degree of kinship. The only difference between foxes is that they are loners and do not possess a pack instinct.
Fox in the winter practically does not hunt the hare. At this time, she is more interested in the field mouse, which is much easier to get, because snow limits the usual movement. In especially difficult times, they often come to the outskirts of agricultural land, where they steal domestic birds in a brazen manner. In February and March, you can find double fox tracks in the snow, which speak of mating games or males fights.
Fox hunt mouse
Depending on the speed of movement and conditions, fox gaits may look like this:
small or large trot
Types of Fox Traces
The fox hunt is a classic method for which you will need:
dumping the corpses of animals, hearing the smell of which the fox will certainly fit
dugout in the growth of the hunter, covered on top (using slate or board, which has a hole for visual tracking and for weapons) and sprinkled with earth or straw, covered with sawdust.
Thus, the fox will not smell human. Hunting for a fox at night from landing is also possible without a dugout. It is enough to build a place to mask the hunter out of snow, or haystacks / straws.
Fox hunting example
Night hunting best of all takes place in the full moon, when additional lighting is not required. Choose a place to wait for the arrival of the beast is better in advance. On the “goodies” also do not forget. It can be:
bones, leftover meat, etc.
grain (it is clear that the fox does not feed on grain, but it will attract mice that will lure the fox with their squeaks).
The first to come are inexperienced, young individuals. If you want to catch the old big beast, it is better to wait for midnight.
Hunting with a decoy fox
This type of hunting is fascinating because the predator must be allowed to reach a distance of 30-40 m. Such a hunt does not need any special additional means, except for binoculars and masking, and is carried out alone. Many people can imitate the sounds of mice, or a wounded hare, so even decoy is not always required. Hunting fox with monkey will be better in the afternoon, when the activity of the predator is higher. The hearing of this predator is so developed that he will hear the decoy, even when he is far away. The hunter needs to choose a position against the wind so that the beast does not smell the human smell, and the most important thing is to let it as close as possible.
Homemade decoy on the fox can be easily done at home, for this you should use:
a glass test tube (it is filled with alcohol, which is lubricated with a cork, the movement of which on the glass simulates a mouse squeak)
wooden plates with a rubber band (also imitates a mouse)
tube with metal plates (imitates the cry of the hare).
Decoy on the fox with his own hands
Decoy on the fox with his own hands just will not fail, because the hunter will know his device and will be able to fix the problem if necessary, and the decoy with his own hands will give the hunter a greater sense of pride in the outcome of the event.