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How do you Justify shooting foxes?


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#1 KH_EKU

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:30 AM

Some of you may have seen my post a few days ago of the first red I've taken. Been getting some criticism from my wife and her aunt on why I would want to shoot a cute little fox if I wasn't going to eat it.
My reasoning,
1) because I want to
2) for their pelt
3) population control
4) because it's legal

What kind of reasonings have you used with foxes or any other animal you've taken criticism over?

#2 kabic

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:35 AM

I think you have 4 pretty good reasons in your post.  

 

I'm sure some people have the old fox on the hen house problem, not sure if that applies to you.   If the populations gets too big I'm sure that gets to be more of a problem for someone in your area.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:47 AM

Because they kill animals that I eat:  rabbits, young birds such as turkeys, ducks, pheasants and will also kill newborn fawns.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:00 AM

My parents were farmers. And they dig up the fields bad. If a tractor hit some I've seen, not good!

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

All of your reasons as well as glenways. If you want to watch a pheasant population suffer leave the predators unchecked and you will eventually be hard pressed to see them. My dad has this very issue as we used to go out and be able to limit on pheasants and now you might get one or 2 in 3-4 outings. What the anti hunters or people that don't like killing "cute" creatures fail to understand is that of left unchecked you will see more accidents involving big game and predators and you start seeing predators going into neighborhoods and I think some kids might get sad when fluffy escapes and never returns! Outside of that they have gorgeous fur and I love to hunt!

#6 racer71

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:26 PM

When they are on your patio playing with your dogs toys...Too close and time to go

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:12 PM

Divorce.

You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. :hunter4:



#8 pokeyjeeper

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

I try to keep all predators in check if you don't the game will suffer all predators include coyotes fox and raccoons they all take there toll

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:36 PM

Foxes are really a beautiful little critter , too bad they eat pheasants and their pelts aren't worth much... Getting the last one I caught tanned .

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

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#11 KH_EKU

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

Divorce.

You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. :hunter4:


Ha, I don't think she feels that strongly about it. She just wasn't raised in a hunting culture/family. She's coming around tho lol

#12 KH_EKU

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:17 PM

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Hahahaha, best one yet!

#13 glenway

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:56 AM

My wife is an animal lover and doesn't condone or appreciate much of my hunting activities.  Too bad.  She knew how I was over 40 years ago.

 

I never tell her when I'm going hunting and never share hunting stories with her and don't rub it in, either.

 

What she doesn't know doesn't matter.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:33 PM

I have chickens and will be joining the predator hunters.
Hillary thought voicing her opinion mattered, too!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

I Don't bother with trying to justify what I do to others . I figure those that don't like what I do, have 2 options. get over it or don't.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

Mange ... its like cancer to foxes unless they are forest dwellers and den above ground. Why forrest foxes? They don't share dens thus any dropped eggs cannot reinfect. Thus only the host will usually die. Iowa open area foxes shared dens and now we have just a few just in town and wooded areas. Now when they try to den in open areas, eagles wipe out the pups and often take adults. Iowa foxes cannot win. Thus they are confined today in woods and cities. 

 

Sacoptic scabie and notoedres centrifera mite are the issue. 

 

Now if we had more foxes like in the 70's and knowing what I know now I would do two things. Shoot as many as I seen in the open and if I found a denning sight I would put out dog food table scraps etc...laced with Ivermectin. As little as 2ml of  Ivermectin ingested kills the scabie mite on the host and I would feed all summer long knowing eggs willl reinfect.

 

BTW keep your pets and kids away from road killed squirrels,,,,these nasty rats carry mites and also they can carry plague with all the fleas they have.  


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

I love all the comments on this thread. Some awesome input from everyone. Hits close to home . My wife was among the animal loving crowd...until she saw a mangled baby rabbit that a cat was playing with. She's not a big fan of finding a pile of feathers under the bird feeders either.

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