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Old 11-15-2012, 04:29 PM
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I am gonna keep this question simple. Can you hunt a fox with a .22lr? If not would a bow with a field point or small broadhead be better? I can only hunt with bow/.22lr/shotgun in my county here in PA and we have a ton of fox.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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Place your shot, use solids, not hollowpoints and you will own a fox. There is nothing to them, and a 22 will flatten them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:54 PM
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If you can place your shot, just behind his ear, " will own a fox" Redgreen

Any broadhead is going to kill a fox, just a matter of pelt damage.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:05 AM
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A .22lr will do just fine for fox at short ranges (50yrds or so). Ultimately, it all depends on your ability with the rifle. If you can put 5 shots onto a 50cent piece at 100yrds, then you can kill a fox with a .22lr at 100. Use 1.5-2" as your guidepost for determining your maximum range.

I'm not aware of any state that allows hunting with field points, and frankly, it's a bad idea. A small dia 2 blade will slice through a fox, leaving you with a very simple stitch job.

Personally, given your location, I'd be looking at a 20ga with 4 buckshot. Much better choice for fox, and surprisingly nice on hides compared to its stopping power.
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