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    Default First Fox of the year!

    Well, I had just set this snare yesterday, but it was in such a good spot, that I was pretty optimistic I'd have one already. And I did! There is a spot that is a real steep bank on one side, and an impentrable tangle of alders on the other. Only one narrow path going between the bank and brush, and a good fox trail going on it.

    Not a big fox, but I like his black legs!
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    cool!!!!!!!!!!!! we set today for the ones hanging out here.... they have a pretty good road to and from the yard.. i can check from the kitchen window.... now thats TRAPPING
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    very nice! Wish I could set a snare in my backyard here in Anch, been having a fox walk thru are yard recently, seen it cross the road Sat. night at almost midnight. Man it was so temptin! Looks like ya picked the perfect spot! Good deal.

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    I dont have my little portable Camera anymore. I was tempted to bring my Wifes camera along today, but its big and expensive. I wanted to get some pics of how I hang the snares for the guy a couple posts down.


    I had a couple of other near misses as well. One spot the fox brushed aside one snare, then continued on down the path another 300 yards and brushed another one off! I think I have them set better now. They were hard to do cause they are just along a slough with no trees. Just suspended by a wire attached to a spike. Nothing to really funnel them "right in there" Just clumps of grass. But Im confident that he will be back.

    Now to get that pesky weasel that is stealing bait out of my cubby!

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    When there's a fox trail like that, are they usually used by more than one?

    More simply...are you going to set it there again?

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    Yeah, I set it again, plus one more down the trail a bit. There was lots of tracks, I suspect there is more than one. And I think this one is pretty young. Probably a pup with siblings nearby.

    Plus I got mink Cubbies there so I got other reasons to be there, might as well keep setting for fox as long as I got to go there and check mink traps.

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    Nice catch Matt! It's a fine moment when all your hard work pays off with such a nice animal.

    It took me 5 months of trapping to catch my first K9. You are doing something right.

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    Nice looking fox Matt congrats on your first catch for the season!

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    Congrats on the First fox of the season.
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    Default Congratulations Matt!!

    Very nice fox, hope to see more pictures soon.

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    Congratulations! The first one is the hardest!

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    Well done Matt, give me a call if you want a tag along.

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    Thanks Guys! I cant wait to check traps again. Always a big motivator when you get some production out of the line so soon.

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    congrats on two occassions.....First on the fox and on your next post you'll make your 1000 one.

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    Well done Matt.

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