Many modern hunters love to go hunting for a fox. The only minus is that the fox is only valuable for its fur, not meat.
It is a predatory mammal of the Canidae family, the most common and largest species of the Vulpes genus.
A red fox has a relatively long body with dense fur. The fur is typically a rusty red color, sometimes even black. Foxes have black pointed ears and long canine teeth.
Foxes live in small groups, or alone. They don’t have the kind of intense social structure we connect with other canines like the wolf and the dog.
When it is breeding season, foxes will build dens and stay in them. When it is not breeding season, foxes sleep in the open.
Foxes are omnivores who hunt mainly small rodents, birds and rabbits. However, they will occasionally eat vegetables, fruit, mice, and fish.
During the day they rest in dens or in sheltered sites such as stumps, hollow logs, or scrubby vegetation. A fox may use several resting sites within its home range and does not necessarily return to the same site each day.
Red foxes live in a wide range in the Northern Hemisphere. They live in grasslands, deserts, mountains, forests, and even suburban areas. They adapt very well to different environments, but prefer wooded areas the most.
The common fox is so widespread in Russia that the beast and traces of its claws can be found anywhere in the country, from the western borders to the eastern ones, for example, in Chukotka, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands, as well as from the Arctic coasts to the very south. It doesn’t inhabit only on some of the islands and archipelagoes of the Arctic and its harsh coastal areas.
In general, foxes may be active from dusk, particularly after midnight through to dawn. They rarely travel more than 10 km per night within their home range but may revisit some sites within their home range several times a night. During the day they rest in dens or in sheltered sites such as stumps, hollow logs, or scrubby vegetation. A fox may use several resting sites within its home range and does not necessarily return to the same site each day.
The methods of hunting permitted for use:
- ambush hunting,
- using duck call,
- using hunting birds,
- trapping (automatic trap),
- using wheel transport,
- using hunting dogs
Permitted mining tools:
Hunting fire smooth-bore long-barreled arms, hunting firearm with a rifled barrel of caliber no more than 8 mm and a seating distance of not more than 51 mm (including a caliber of 5.6 mm for a rim-fire cartridge); hunting firearm combined weapons (smooth-bore and rifted gun), including with rebarreling and auxiliary rifled barrels of 5.6 mm caliber for rim-fire cartridge; traps (automatic traps), including deadfalls of various types, mole traps, cherkans (wooden traps for animals living in lodges), gin traps, snares, and other analogues of automatic traps, as well as nets, cages, live traps and etc; cold bladed hunting weapon.
Sounds to Use for Calling Red Foxes:
- Mouse/Rodent Squeaks. Even deer hunters know that the simple “squeak” is effective to bring in a fox that happens to be moving through the woods.
Whether the sound is produced by an electronic call, a push-type rubber call or by “kissing” the back of your hand, the sound can be heard for hundreds of yards, and any foxes that happen to be in the vicinity will come to investigate. All serious fox hunters need to add this sound to their repertoire.
- Rabbit Sounds. Since the plentiful rabbit is a staple of the red fox diet, many hunters feel compelled to use rabbit sounds while calling. I, too, use rabbit sounds, but have determined that some rabbit distress sounds perform better than others.
- Going to the Birds. There are many bird sounds available to hunters who own electronic calls. Hand-call users can roll their tongues as if blowing into open- or closed-reed calls and produce the sounds of a bird in peril.
Fur fox refers to the long-haired furs. He has a very long pile and thick underfur. The coat is thick, soft, lush, silky, long, warm, with high heat-shielding properties. Pile length up to 8 cm. Skin length 50-90 cm. Tail about 50 cm. Wear resistance – 50%. Coloring is red, various shades from pale yellow to dark red. According to the coloring of the hair coat, the fox ordinary, the krestovka, the white fox, the black-brown, silver-black, platinum, snow hair are white hair, black spots on the paws and muzzle, and a black belt on the spine. Fox fur is charm, originality, style. Bright, sensual, long-haired, always attracted the attention of people who want to stand out from the crowd, the fur of the fox is soft and rather tender. The product is made of fox fur, warm and ideally protects against bad weather and frost. The term of wear of products up to 8 years. Fur fox is used in the creation of clothes made of fur from ancient times. The long-haired fox fur is suitable for those who appreciate comfort and warmth. Lush fur is able to enhance the energy and give its owners a share of sensuality, so the fox fur is mainly used in luxury evening models. Skins of foxes are used for collars, caps, cape, hats and for finishing. Fur coats are sewn from paws, hats are made of fox-tails.