I think I have found my calling. Whistling foxes. It never bores me and is always interesting and can be a challenge. Foxes can be funny buggers one day running next over sneaking around trying to get wind of you or you just don’t see them at all.
This must be the biggest/fattest Fox I’ve ever shot its as fat as a pig. Here’s the story.
The other night I spoke to a mate and he said he had 12 goat kids born in the recent weeks only 4 left. The rest seem to have fed the foxes he said. He hasn’t seen a fox more over a month so he guessed they have been coming in at night. Anyway as it happened I was driving past on Saturday late in the arvo after a disappointing day out hunting. I had the 223 in the ute, so gave him a bell and told him I would drop in if that was OK?
So after a bit of a yak with John and a cup of coffee at about 4.45 pm I went for a walked 80 meters down his driveway sat down on my stool in front of some Cypres with the 223 and some shooting sticks. The sticks are just made out of a TV aerial, the rifle a Marlin XS Bolt action, 3 - 9 x 40 scope…
I gave the button whistle blow but that didn’t work after about 10 minutes so I decided to try the tenterfield. It was windy and very cold so I no intention of staying for very long. The tenterfield seemed the best option, being so loud. In just a few minutes I spotted about 300 yards something running like buggery up the hill towards me. It looked like a dog, and I thought it could be the neighbors. So I better be careful, but as it got closer I realized it was a really big fox and he just kept on running and moved around to my right. He didn’t look like stopping I thought he’s going to run past me so I adjusted the shooting sticks and called “oi” and he stopped, next thing is bang flop. Interestingly he his lost his tail at some point.
What is the best whistle? Well Iv’e found the tenterfield to be fairly consistent but Iv’e called them in with button whistles, duck callers, toy queakers and DIY tenterfields. No wonder I’m fast getting addicted.