live trapping fox?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by wahoowifeandmom, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. wahoowifeandmom

    wahoowifeandmom Out Of The Brooder

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    We seem to have an abundance of fox in the area. We have tried to trap them, but have managed to catch one of our cats, a woodchuck, a possum, and a coon. Do you have any advice?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Snares are far more effective at catching red fox than box traps are.
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be done as far as catching them in the hav a heart traps, but it requires lots and I do mean lots of patience and trying different baits and disguising the trap if you can... Good Luck, there is a reason why ppl. say "As sly as a fox"
     
  4. wahoowifeandmom

    wahoowifeandmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! I get to learn a new skill! Thanks![​IMG]
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fox are stupid I only caught 50 + last season google "drift fencing cage trap red fox" the top 2 links will show how to set it up. I use a number 1 size coil spring trap for grey fox and a number 1 1/2 coil spring or double long spring and I normally have the animal the next morning this time of the year they respond well to a combination of a food lure and a gland lure kina sets them up for thinking another animal is stealing their food
     
  6. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you do with the foxes once you catch them? (Or is that a dumb question)
     
  8. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    You catch a fox and put him in a box, and then you let him go... [​IMG]
     
  9. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:haha! Yeah, I'm thinking people probably then shoot them, but I'm not sure.

    We're wondering what to do with our fox issue here. Thinking a coil spring trap. But the fox, you know, might be a mother with babies, and then those babies are without a mother, the issue gets complicated... I'm sure if he picks off any more of my chickens, it will get uncomplicated real fast.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    It can be done as far as catching them in the hav a heart traps, but it requires lots and I do mean lots of patience and trying different baits and disguising the trap if you can... Good Luck, there is a reason why ppl. say "As sly as a fox"

    Amen on "lots of patience." I've been trapping since I was 10 years old (that adds up to 60 years on and off [​IMG]). In that time period I've caught many fox in snares and legholds at dirt-hole sets, but I've only ever caught 4 red fox in hav a hart traps. Gray fox-- that's another story. If you are trying a live trap get as large a trap as you can afford and go to a trapping site for advice. Good luck.​
     

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