Fox attack after daylight

the foot

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 25, 2012
36
5
24
This morning at 7 am, the hens and guinea fowl were already out of the pen and catching breakfast bugs etc. We heard the guineas firing out, and when I went outside they were "attacking" a big red fox that had killed a hen and was dragging it off. I went for my shotgun but too late.

We are out in the country, and can shoot predators on sight. I plan to bait him and kill him tomorrow morning. What is the best bait? I know a Delaware hen would attract him, but I don't want to lose another chicken to this predator.
 

Tuhmu

Songster
9 Years
May 22, 2012
1,465
196
232
North Dakota
While foxes aren't really a problem in my area, so many pheasants and rabbits, I think like bacon ? would be a pretty tempting bait.
 

Tuhmu

Songster
9 Years
May 22, 2012
1,465
196
232
North Dakota
Not entirely sure if that's the best bait though.....best of luck and sorry for your loss
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centrarchid

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Sep 19, 2009
27,011
20,544
926
Holts Summit, Missouri
You flock being out should be adequate bait. If you have time set yourself up in a discrete location with rifle and watch birds. Odds are fox will come from same direction it took previous catch. Be patient.
 

gander007

Crowing
8 Years
Oct 9, 2013
15,522
1,375
466
South Western Death Valley, Ca.
This morning at 7 am, the hens and guinea fowl were already out of the pen and catching breakfast bugs etc. We heard the guineas firing out, and when I went outside they were "attacking" a big red fox that had killed a hen and was dragging it off. I went for my shotgun but too late.

We are out in the country, and can shoot predators on sight. I plan to bait him and kill him tomorrow morning. What is the best bait? I know a Delaware hen would attract him, but I don't want to lose another chicken to this predator.

That is the sole reason I have Guinea foul around as I am getting older and need the alarm system and I had just the same problem several weeks ago with a Bob-Cat ....

This what I use to get Fox and others,,, BACON in little strips lad about with my poultry locked up for safety..... then I just sit and wait and I try to keep the fan on in the kitchen so it blows out that aroma into the morning air Yum, yum and if your predator is in the
area it will show it's face and you got it .....
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For myself I have just such an area made up for this and a comfortable chair..
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Some of my problems ...




He wont let go of my Marans Rooster .....


Your predator is not just passing buy your area it most likely
found you during the night and has been watching you for
some time and you just might be surprised at how close you
have been to it when I first started being attacked I did not
relies I was with in feet of these things then I walked my Geese
around the yard and if they did not want to go in to an area
I would turn on my spot light and blast what ever moved and
this worked for sometime but one night I got a Momma cat
and three others went in different directions so I decided to
go back to having Guinea in the yard as they are the bull
dog of the poultry and wow losses in my chickens and Ducks
went to zero but I do need to replace the Guinea every now
and then but it is better as I do not depend on the Guinea
for egg's or Making money off of the chicks ....
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Sorry about the run on ....
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Some of our flock
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gander007
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lja440

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 10, 2014
32
4
26
I would try chicken from the store, see if the meat counter has some marked down or packaged giblets cheap.
 

LordStark

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jan 7, 2014
64
2
31
Australia NSW
There's an app called ihunt you can get on the appstore. I bought it a few weeks ago and it's got a comprehensive list of calls.
The fox one sounds really authentic. I haven't had a chance to properly test it out, but I'd be surprised if it doesn't attract a fox.
 

LordStark

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jan 7, 2014
64
2
31
Australia NSW
This arvo I tried out the app. I found a good spot to stake out and alternated between a fox call and injured rabbit. About half an hour in I picked up a scent, but nothing came into range.
When it started to get dark I went for a bit of a walk and found a fox. I tracked him for a bit, it was quite difficult. Rocky hilly terrain usually is. Any way caught up with him and got a clear shot.
Unfortunately I missed him, still kicking myself about it.
 

gander007

Crowing
8 Years
Oct 9, 2013
15,522
1,375
466
South Western Death Valley, Ca.
This arvo I tried out the app. I found a good spot to stake out and alternated between a fox call and injured rabbit. About half an hour in I picked up a scent, but nothing came into range.
When it started to get dark I went for a bit of a walk and found a fox. I tracked him for a bit, it was quite difficult. Rocky hilly terrain usually is. Any way caught up with him and got a clear shot.
Unfortunately I missed him, still kicking myself about it.
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So you are saying it works
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As with anything practice
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I have to use a shotgun anymore as the eyes go with
age and then I have to order the 3 1/2 inch shells off
the internet anymore .....
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Wish you well with your capture, will keep an eye on this one ..
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