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just shot a fox need help asap

Old 04-02-2011, 07:30 PM
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i shot a monster grey fox today and i need advice on tracking...i wasnt hunting the fox it was an oppurtuinty...i shot it with my 22 magnum and i shot it from roughly 40 yards...when it hit the fox reared back from a sitting position for like 7 seconds...then it layed down right where i shot it for about 1 not wanting to ruin the hide didnt shoot it again thinking it was going to die in about 5 got up and ran off then...i looked to see if he fell like 50 yards away immediately...didnt see him so i decided to back off and go looking in the morning.. i shot him in an open area...there is a swamp about 150 yards from where i shot him...i looked and didnt see much if any blood...what advice do yall have for searching for him..also will the hide still be good in the morning...
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:46 AM
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Don't know what your temps are like...but the hide should still be good unless it's extremely warm.

Just track him like a deer. The situation scares me a little...with him laying there for a time, but you never know.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:28 AM
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i would imagine it got tore to shreds by the time ya found it today?
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:29 AM
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Hope this helps;
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:11 AM
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Fox laying there seems kinda weird. Everyone I've shot if it didn't die right away twisted around nipping at itself and flipping all over the place, or ran immediately. I would try and track it just like anything else. Look for some hair/blood all that. Follow the trail. If that doesn't work walk a grid and look in the likely (and unlikely) places. Hope ya found him, give us an update.
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ever find him?
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