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    Default Does all this cold weather help the quality of the fur

    Hey guys , stupid question, but does all this cold weather seem to affect the quality of the fur? What about all this snow? I wish I had more time to get out to learn more. I only get out a few times a year and call a few sets. I use my bow because I can't decide on a good hunting caliber. The bow works great, but they got to get close! All I got is a .22 and the next rifle is a 300 rum. Lots of shotguns though......
    Anyway back to original question. What effects quality of fur?

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    I've heard different things, but all I know for sure is that the fur is PERFECT right now...at least where I'm at.

    Grab that .22 and go for head shots. I think you're underpowered with it, but it's better than the 300 (that's insane). No sure where you're at, but it's been pretty good for calling lately.

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    i'll grab the .22, whats the best ammo for fox, and critters about that size?

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    Can't go wrong with CCI Mini-Mags. If you wanta little more "oomf" get a box of CCI Velocitors.


    I honestly don't think you are under powered with a .22 on fox, lynx, wolverine or even yotes within 100yrds and it's a lot more fur-friendly than anything more powerful. My buds and I have taken a boatload of foxes out here on the AKPEN and I don't recall any that have gotten away with a solid hit from a .22.

    Yeah fur is about as good as it's ever going to get right now.
    Now what ?

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    Fur primeness is controlled by the amount of daylight, not the outside temps. This is why fur gets prime at the same time year after year.

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    hank, thanks very much for that bit of knowledge!! I never knew that! I just know how my dog reacts! hes a **** fur ball in the winter, never was that way when I had him down south. Very cool! learn something everyday!

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