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#6114747 - 01/05/18 06:16 PM White Death strikes again!
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
As I drove by a farm I have coyote sets in I saw what I thought was a coyote curled up out in the snow covered corn stalks, I stopped, looked through scope, yup it's got ears.
Instead of check traps by driving into the section I walked back in there with my white coveralls on, and my Tactical.20
I thought if I used a grass strip to the high spot in the field east of the coyote I could look from high rock or dirt pile and see coyote to the west of me, wind was out of the north.
Got there, couldn't see it, decided since it was just over the hill 200 yds away I tried calling coyote to me with mouse squeaks, didn't work, tried rabbit squeals, no coyote, I thought if he's still there he would have heard it and at least looked to see what was going on.
So I crept closer to the top of hill, being careful not to kick any corn stalks.
Finally spotted it curled up with stalks blocking my view of it except where shoulder is, decided to shoot off hand from 70 yds, hit it and a fox jumped up and ran 20 yds and fell over!
Lol, I never got a good look at it til it got up.
Been five or more years since I stalked a fox.


Edited by Tactical.20 (01/05/18 06:20 PM)

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#6114751 - 01/05/18 06:20 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Picture soon, nice red male.
One year before mange killed them off I shot 78 by stalking

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#6114870 - 01/05/18 07:33 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Mike Joe Offline
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Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 362
Loc: NW Arkansas


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#6114931 - 01/05/18 08:03 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Lugnut Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5875
Loc: SEPA
I hope you didn't just kill the last red in northwest Iowa!

Joking of course, nicely done T.20, good looking fox too.
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#6114935 - 01/05/18 08:05 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
AntiGov Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 4070
Loc: Central Oregon
Nice
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#6114990 - 01/05/18 08:46 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
No, I'm seeing fox tracks in several places, we will never see high numbers of them again probably, caught two this year, all three were males
It would be fun if ia had fox like pa does


Edited by Tactical.20 (01/05/18 08:52 PM)

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#6115036 - 01/05/18 09:19 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Posco Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 488
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
Pretty animal. Nice!

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#6115102 - 01/05/18 10:21 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
NEYotetrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 285
Loc: NE
Nice looking red.

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#6115135 - 01/05/18 11:06 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Sheepdog1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/15/15
Posts: 622
Loc: Livingston, Texas
T20, that is one more beauty of a red fox. Nice stalk
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#6115142 - 01/05/18 11:17 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Thanks, bullet hit foot, tail, chest had good hole in it, sure better to shoot with a good rest, at least I didn't miss
Thanks guys, he had more fleas than all my last 51 coyote, lol
About one in ten coyote even have a flea, never used to be like that


Edited by Tactical.20 (01/05/18 11:21 PM)

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#6115369 - 01/06/18 08:42 AM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
NonPCfed Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/19/15
Posts: 1382
Loc: se South Dakota
That's why the thrill never goes away. Never know what or how things shape up until the end. Nice work!!
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#6115423 - 01/06/18 09:13 AM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
330-Trapper Offline



Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 17991
Loc: Minnesota
Good Deal
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#6115507 - 01/06/18 10:22 AM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: 330-Trapper]
grayfox54 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 768
Loc: In the Pa Mountains
Nice shooting!!

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#6115656 - 01/06/18 01:07 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
I was actually slightly disappointed it wasn't a coyote, a fox isn't as hard to stalk normally.
I think I shot 13 of last 15 stalks on coyote, it's fun out smarting them

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#6115704 - 01/06/18 02:03 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
2labs Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 870
Loc: Western N Y
Cherry Red, sweet.

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#6116260 - 01/06/18 09:57 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Might be a few coyotes out tomorrow

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#6116331 - 01/07/18 12:47 AM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
beartooth trapr Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 2010
Loc: Montana
Excellent, nice fox

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#6116592 - 01/07/18 08:29 AM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
I couldn't tell what bullet hit first, chest tail or foot

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#6116952 - 01/07/18 01:27 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Bruce T Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 25707
Loc: Northern Maine
Way to go.Congrats
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#6117191 - 01/07/18 04:18 PM Re: White Death strikes again! [Re: Tactical.20]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 10816
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Thanks! Hoping for time to get out on my snow shoes

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