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Getting ready for fox

Postby adaye » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:43 am

I'm feelin the itch, soon as the gun season is out, i'll be out for some fox at night.

I saw a big red the other morining deer hunting. Got me fired up.

Anyone else been out yet?
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Postby SJohnson » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:51 am

I've never been... But sounds like a good time for sure, might have to give that a shot this year... Still working on a Monster Whitetail, I'm sure Dean needs more to do down there....HAHA!
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Postby Dodgem250 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:12 am

I have to ask since I have seen a few red's at the farm, if you shot one, what would one do with it? Are pelts still in demand? I don't really have a reason to shoot one myself, but, I am curious...
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Postby savingyour6 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:20 pm

was gonna ask the same thing.... i have only shot one fox that was rabbid..... never went hunting for one.... i wouldnt mind going with someone so long as it didnt go to waste...
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Postby adaye » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:17 am

Depends on the fur market which has sucked with the economy. I'd say a decent gray or red will fetch $20 or so. Don't quote me on that they can be a little higher and definitely lower. If I remember correctly last season greys did better then reds.

Personally, I have a couple mounted and the others I've given to a friend who got into taxidermy and used them to practice on. I would like to find a fur buyer or trapper to give them too this year. Just got to make sure you don't do to much hide damage. Thats why I use a 17HMR most of the time.

204 ruger just blows them apart. I would like to hammer on some racoons at one of the farms I deer hunt. Its loaded with coons and I think they do a number on the turkey nests in the spring. I had a trail cam pic of 12 coons under the feeder at the same time a couple years ago.

Anyway, back to the question. Some people may put the fur up themselves or sell/give to a trapper. But your not going to get rich off of fox pelts by any stretch of the imagination. I personally take more greys in a season then reds.

I also have another friend who does taxidermy and he tans all the hides of the fox he shots. He's got a pretty nice slection of fox pelts in his game room.
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Postby savingyour6 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:07 am

what about the meat? anyone use it? chum, or food?
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Postby adaye » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:36 am

Chum or dog/pig food maybe.

Give some a try and let me know what ya think....LOL
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Postby justintidd » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:15 pm

so when is fox season starting anyways
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Postby adaye » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:45 pm

Maryland varys by county. Charles and Dorchester are open year round and I think the other counties open up in November.

I usually don't start until January or Feb. after deer season. I really need to try and get permision on some more properties.
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Postby HuntingEd » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:29 am

I think it starts around Nov. 15th in the rest of MD counties, but like adaye, I dont start until late dec/jan, when it gets real cold.
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