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Old January 19, 2018, 16:32   #1
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New recruits for the hen house guard.

Just took this out my back door. They should work out just fine.






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Old January 19, 2018, 16:35   #2
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Nice photo's Art. I had a 'Yote 6 feet from my garage, facing off with my cat last night. My cat wanted to fight it..
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Very cool Art !

I shoot every coyote I can, but foxes generally get a pass around here. They are legal game during late archery season and I might take one with a bow someday for a full body mount in my office, but have not done so yet. I saw this one when the wife was deer hunting in gun season last November. He was standing still about 25 yards from the stand and would have been hard to pass up with a stick and a string in my hand

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I think they are great for keeping the mouse and vole population down.





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Old January 19, 2018, 19:28   #5
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Enjoy it.

Red fox populations are on the decline due to increase in coyote populations.

Here's a bunch of pictures and videos that I put together a few years ago from some of the hunts up on our family property.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYhAN8rvKS8
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Old January 21, 2018, 07:28   #6
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Populations may be down around you, but my neighbor shot 10 of them on his place, last winter, and I still lost 23 chickens to the thieving bastards this past summer. It got so bad that my wife won't let them out of the coop anymore. Only way that we can keep them alive. One of my other neighbors took video of them sitting on his porch, eating one of my chickens. They seem to know when I'm not home. I never see them.
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Old January 21, 2018, 07:38   #7
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Populations may be down around you, but my neighbor shot 10 of them on his place, last winter, and I still lost 23 chickens to the thieving bastards this past summer. It got so bad that my wife won't let them out of the coop anymore. Only way that we can keep them alive. One of my other neighbors took video of them sitting on his porch, eating one of my chickens. They seem to know when I'm not home. I never see them.

We had more problems with neighborhood dogs when we had chickens and turkeys than the foxes. Funny though. After nailing a few dogs and calling in the dog warden to pick up the bodies, dang NY weekenders learned to keep their mutts at home. Foxes learned early on to stay away from the chicken house. At the suggestion of my Dad, we trapped one fox, shot it and left the body off in the woods to rot. That was 40 years ago and no fox has even tried to take any fowl since. They must teach their kits at an early age what not to do. Too bad humans can't do the same for their offspring.
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Old January 22, 2018, 17:50   #8
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My foxes haven't learned to stay away. They have learned how to tell if I'm home or not. I haven't put out traps due to neighbors cats. I have tried live traps. No luck with them. On another note. Neighbor's kids stay clear of me and the chickens.
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