Hunting can be quite boring sometimes as your prey may not always come to you the way you’ve imagined it. Patience may be the key feature of hunting, but in order for your hunt to be successful, you need to make your prey come to you and stay in your area. If you’re out in the wilderness on the hunt for foxes, then you’ve set out for quite the adventure. Fox calling is an exciting and very effective form of hunting. If you’re planning to go fox hunting sometime soon, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your adventure.
Fox calling can be done in two ways. The first one is when you use a fox caller for 15-20 seconds and wait for 30 seconds and then call again. The second way involves the same call routine but this time you need to wait 2 minutes. If you are positioned unfavorably regarding the wind, your best bet is calling sparingly, so that the fox won’t bust you as quickly. Put some emotion to the calling when you use distress calls. Make it sound as if there is a real deal going on and as if there is another predator holding the prey between its jaws. The more you call the fox, the easier it will find you.
You should perform one calling session for 15 to 30 minutes and you’ll need to give the foxes time to come to you as they could be coming from far away. If you are in a dense forest you don’t want to stay as much for one calling session as the sound doesn’t travel that far and the foxes usually come from a close distance.
Right Place & Time
If you happen to find where the foxes reside, try to use the fox caller in an area close by. The best places to find them would be somewhere there is a source of food or a good place for shelter. If you happen to hunt with a rifle, make sure you have between 45 to 180 meters of open shooting range. Always position yourself so that you are either going to be cross-wind or the wind is blowing towards the direction from which you are expecting the fox to come.
Foxes are always approaching their prey from the direction of the wind so they can smell it better. It’s important that you shoot your prey before it can smell you, so remember to stay hidden and stay still. Positioning yourself on higher a point will give you an advantage, but remember not to expose your shadow to the fox. You might think that foxes will be lured more easily during the day but that isn’t the case as they are more cautious and less active in broad daylight – the night is your friend.