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#1 azpredatorhunter

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:36 PM

Well I decided to leave my comfort zone and headed deep into the Superstition Mountains, well it paid off on the second stand when this male grey fox showed up. DRT at 20 yards with the 22-250... IMAG1103_zpsuwo4oiht.jpg

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:38 PM

deluxe.....got gold!!!!


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:46 PM

deluxe.....got gold!!!!

LOL Jimmy, funny you said that... It was near a federal mining claim.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:01 PM

Congrats on your fox--Nice one--------------sb


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:18 PM

Awesome! I trapped my first 2 greys the other day on my property here. Never trapped or shot one before and when I finally did I got 2 the same day!

#6 Mark Steinmann

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:55 PM

Very nice! I love watching the foxes come into the stands, so care free & bouncy!

Now you just need that Bobcat huh?

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:58 PM

Thanks guys... Mark, unfortunately I didn't get to see him come in, I was looking the other direction down the wash and when I slowly turned my head there he was all bushy tailed up. They definitely don't sit still much, he did stop for a second, that's when I dropped the hammer on him. Well the 22-250 is definitely to much gun for Fox, I wish I had the 17 HMR or a shotgun with. The foxes head is going to USDA National Rabies Management Program (NRMP), they are conducting a gray Fox ecology study here in the southwest. The USDA is collecting tissue samples so they can correlate habitat and distribution for their rabies program to work towards elimination of rabies in the grey fox species. They are also looking at ectoparasites for disease monitoring and research. So it's for a good cause. I'll post some pictures of my new hunting area. And yes all I need now is a bobcat or a lion to get novice caller of the year...

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 10:04 PM

I hear ya on too much gun for fox. I shot one on a competition this past December with my '06 sporting hornady superperformance SST bullets.....should've just let him go. Lol

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:21 PM

Awesome! I think grey fox has in my opinion some of the prettiest fur out there.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:59 AM

:thumbsup: Good job on your fox.

 

That's a nice trophy photo you took.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:32 AM

Right on.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:08 AM

Awesome!
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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:57 AM

Thanx guys... I am a little disappointed I couldn't save the pelt. I wish Savage would make an accurate under and over 22-250/.17 cal. I know if I just bring the .17HMR a Mountain Lion would show up... Guess I need to get a sling for the shotgun so I can bring it on every stand, I just don't like bringing to much to the stand. I need to find the 22 magnum cylinder for the single six, after we moved I haven't seen it.

Mark, that's a fine caliber for competition hunting.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:53 AM

Here's some pictures from yesterday...IMAG1092_zpsfxuu2b5e.jpgIMAG1096_zps2qy9flo7.jpgIMAG1110_zpsq7gwut2d.jpgIMAG1114_zpsvvji1wgq.jpgIMAG1115_zpsyqxyhih0.jpg

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

50 yards with just about any center-fire is a hammer on fox lol.  

 

I hate carrying stuff to a stand too.  I already carry a gun, shooting sticks, and a chair...  Toting an ecall with all that can even be a chore to me.  I cant even fathom bringing two guns.  I even try to leave the chair behind whenever possible.  Sometimes I just need it to be able to see though.   


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 12:25 AM

I agree with a sling for the shotty. Shotgun has been the most fur friendly tool that I have found in my experience.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 04:24 AM

That's some pretty country, but I'd cook down there in the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 02:37 PM

AZ, too cool man. Nice fox, well done.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 09:34 AM

Thanx 2dayis.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

That's some pretty country, but I'd cook down there in the summer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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catcapper if you have the funds, live in the desert in the winter and migrate to northern Arizona in the summer.




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