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Post by jjstyle on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 am

Hey everyone! We have had a fox problem since December. I have a live trap set up the past could of weeks but he isn't falling for it. I found where he comes in and have the trap set up there. Bait i'm using is chicken.

Any suggestions, ideas or alternatives methods?

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Post by Deryn on Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:37 pm

My husband does pest control and this is the advice
Remove the trap and feed the fox in the area so he gets used to finding food there.
Then after e few days place the trap back but closed and continue to feed it outside the trap.
A few days later open the trap and place the bait inside. That should catch you you're fox.
Hope that's of help, just needs a bit of patience.

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Post by jjstyle on Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:39 pm

Deryn wrote:My husband does pest control and this is the advice
Remove the trap and feed the fox in the area so he gets used to finding food there.
Then after e few days place the trap back but closed and continue to feed it outside the trap.
A few days later open the trap and place the bait inside. That should catch you you're fox.
Hope that's of help, just needs a bit of patience.

Thank you Deryn! I will try this!

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Post by Deryn on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:13 pm

Good luck with it

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Post by wayland on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:15 am

Desperate problems require desperate measures. I gave up trying to out wit old Reynard.We now have a fence of chain link, five feet above ground and a foot below. This is complemented by two strands of electric fence above. Looks like Colditz but not had a problem since. What will you do with the fox once you catch it?
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Post by Deryn on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:10 pm

We use electric poultry netting but the only downside is they can't roam to far. Its expensive but cheaper then keep replacing stock.
How much did you loose JJ?

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Post by jjstyle on Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:24 pm

There is a place about 17 miles away and up the mountains, far away from and livestock or people. I intend on releasing him there.

We have lost about 10 chickens, 8 ducks and 1 goose. Its under control as far as he can't get to the livestock anymore, so either he will move on himself for lack of food or hopefully we will catch him.

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Post by wayland on Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:13 pm

With those sort of losses I would be a tad less generous than you JJ. I have had many opportunities of shooting the fox while out hunting and chose not to do so but, in protection of my stock! that is another matter. Good luck mate.
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Post by jjstyle on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Ah well at the end if the day he is just doing what foxes do and as much as it is a pain in the arse i dont believe in killing something unless I'm going to eat it....with the exception of mice and rats! Lol I'll be hatching more this year so i will be able to rebuild what i lost.

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