Foxes can cause lots of disruption in rural and urban centers. In farmlands, they can take out sheep lambs, poultry and eat them as they are carnivores.
One of the ways to get rid of them is by hunting them down. You can also hunt them for fun and do it at night. that avoid human contact during the daytime. If you are able to track their movements, you can have quite a successful way of hunting them down at night when they are active. It is also easier to bait them during the night and wait till they show up before taking them down.
In select states in America and countries around the world, private landowners are permitted to hunt foxes on their own land areas so long as they are permitted to do so.
Those who want to hunt for fun and recreation need permission from private landowners to shoot animals in the private land. To hunt in public land owned by the government one needs to acquire licenses as well.
Also, shooters and hunters need to understand the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of their weapons. Rules on the use of firearms vary from state to state and from country to country. It is, therefore, your responsibility to ensure that you are adhering to the rule’s failure to which you will be liable for prosecution and payment of fines and penalties.
To shoot foxes at night, here are the simple tips to follow;
Use night vision to locate the target
Make sure that you use night vision goggles to locate the fox target. At night when it is dark, the foxes are able to see clearly and you should be aware of this fact. Therefore, you should take cover and hide in a bush where they cannot see you or hear your movement. Foxes move in packs, and you must, therefore, take precautions for them not to attack you in case you miss the target. When threatened they can be very dangerous.
Take your time
Once you locate your target, do not rush to take the shot until you are absolutely sure that you will not miss the target. If you miss the target, you will find it hard to get to that position again. Taking a good position might take you a while and you should not spoil this opportunity by taking an unnecessary shot. Make sure that you are sure of your shot before taking it.
Know your surroundings well
During the day, take your time to observe the foxes’ paths and note down the terrain, bushes, trees and any other features that may come into your way when you return back in the night. Note down the landmarks because at night it will be difficult to locate them. Also, map out potential areas where you can take your shots from and also have your safety in mind. You should know where to take cover in case of an unexpected event happening.
In conclusion, bear in mind that foxes can be dangerous when threatened and take precautions for your own safety. While you will be armed with a weapon, certain lapses can happen or injuries that may make you be in a position where you are unable to defend yourself. It is therefore advisable that you don’t go hunting alone. Go with a group of hunters.