Problem Fox... best ways to hunt it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by walkswithdog, May 9, 2009.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay a fox has discovered us. Got two turkeys this week. Most of my predator problems I've solved with fencing or reflectors, other discouragement and prevention. This guy is after the free ranging turkeys and little else.

    I suppose there are trappers or varmint hunters I could hire. I'm a gimp long hours waiting for it to show I cannot do, I'd knot into a ball of spasm.

    Should have listened to the dogs they said something was out there this afternoon.

    Thoughts, ideas, suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I had something diging in my garden, and set a Hava Heart trap. Figured Id get a possum or raccoon, but son of a gun if I didnt trap a fox. I turned him loose out in the prairie.
     
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Kathy good to know. I think I can rent a hav a heart near here, or borrow one. I also know some hunters if I can't trap the darn thing. This last hen was the messed up broody I gave chicks to. My clue was when chicks were with daddy and momma NOWHERE to be found.

    I had to catch the wily little things - they're not old enough to keep warm at night without momma. Now they're in with incubator/brooder chicks trying to figure out the insanity.

    Good darn thing I hatched a bunch of those BR eggs and the last two batches are in the bators.
     

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