The sum total of my gun experience is going to the pistol range with my Dad for several years between the ages of 11 and 15. Then in my twenties, I went out in the desert and shot gasoline bombs, cars, t.v.s ect, with various weapons my favorite being my .223. Obviously I can't use that in this area, while rural, is divided into 5 acre plots. I recently inherited a scoped .22 rifle, which I haven't even sited in or shot yet. We do have a motor cross track in the back where I could do that. My other problem, is where the den is located is in the tree line along the road. This presents me with two problems. One, I don't want to scare anyone driving by and two, all of my available (safe to neighbors and public) stake outs are upwind of the den. Also, when are the best times to sit around waiting for this fox? She came mid day for my birds the other day. I want to get her before she drops kits. It's the same den and same fox from last year. I found it with kits last year but my son and bf didn't want me to kill them. She moved the kits later that day. We had a GSD so it was no biggy until she died in the fall. I lost some birds but couldn't locate her new den bc it was off my property. Maybe a small kerosene fire in the den will be a deterrent for others but only after I kill the present resident. (I hate to put fuel into the ground so better den wrecking ideas welcome). Now, obviously I have walked around the den, and left flags at the entrance and exit. How many days before she feels safe to return?