I was calling using a 100 year old indian technique, and it came in to 40 yards and I center punched it through the chest, it fell over right there but took off at a slow jog, but I couldn't get another shot. I started tracking and it stopped in a swamp about 300 yards later, to far for a shot, ended up bumping him and he went another half mile before I finally turned around cause I though I couldn't take another step, mostly cause I had been shoveling snow and ice out from inside a foundation of a house all day, and I came back and Dad said, lets go, so I went back out and after a looonng hike, (total length would be about 1 1/2 miles through snow up to your waist. found it 3/4 of the way up a super steep hill, one more shot put it down for good. got back at 1:30, got to sleep at 3:00 AM and got back up at 6am to go back to work, I had a hard time getting motivated seeing all that snow in the basement.....it was miserable, but it was worth it.
Turns out it was that same fox as I posted about in the "hydrogen peroxide on frozen blood" thread on the hunting forum.
Wont use a 22 LR for fox again, as autopsy concluded that it was a good hit, maybe if I used hollow points instead of those cheap federal crappy bullets it would fragment out but I don't know.
Why I didn't shoot it in the head, I have no clue, I panicked, I guess, and I have had "shoot it in the chest" drilled into me sense I started hunting, so that was the natural place to aim for, and un like when I shot my moose,I know exacially where my sights were on the animal.