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What's your favorite fox location

Having trouble connecting with foxs, or having them in. I'm trapping farm fields, old roads, brushy rows and I only seem to catch 3 or 4 each year, when I see guys can catch almost 5 at one location, so I would like to hear what do you look for when setting up for fox? Be a big help, thanks all

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Where in central PA are you?
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Clearfield, I'm not asking for you me guys hot spots I just wanna know what do you look for when setting like fences brush etc

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 05:42 PM
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Re: What's your favorite fox location

not an expert on locations but trailcams are your best friends. find a game trail and point the cam right at the ground and just see what runs through in a night. if it goes for a while and you dont see what you want, move it.

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Set on sign, that's one of the biggest things. Find trails, toilets, food sources, etc. Any place where the physical landscape changes is a hotspot. Fencerow to field, Woods to hayfield, corn field to hay field, etc. Set alongside farm access roads and let the landowner know that so he doesn't run over your stuff. Foxes and coyotes will run those access roads, and if you walk them you will find scat right in the middle of them. Remember to play the wind. You want the scent cone from your lure blowing into the travel area, or where you think they are traveling. first morning after a snowfall, go follow some tracks. Follow his trail all over, watch what he does, where he goes, where he pees... You will learn quite a bit following fox sign for a couple hours. Do this after every snowfall in different locations. I still enjoy following tracks, there's just always something more to learn by doing it.
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Good info in here already. I will stress that location makes all the difference. I got in to a new property late last year and didn't really scout the whole thing, I set up a couple corners where hedgerows and fields met. A random big tree down along a swampy area/creek (tree was in the field along the creek) I caught 4-5 fox in the few weeks I set there. This year however I drove and scouted the whole property and found a tractor path that cut through a hedgerow along a back edge of the farm fields. It was a crossover from the swampy tall grass, lower field, that led into the high elevated cornfield up above. That spot ALONE, I am well over a dozen fox in 2 sets right on the corners of that opening. I've only caught 1 at the corner spot I set last year. Once you find 'that' spot, set it and don't play with it. Catch and take your fur and reset exactly as it was. If its muddy, let it dry up, if its torn up, all the better. If its bloody, get the blood out. Don't relure at every catch. If you have fox, they will travel that spot.
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Here is a picture of the spot just to give you visual, I don't have to worry about anyone driving through so one set it smack in the middle, one is off to the side.





better view looking down the hill, Just to the right of the fox is the open path, down through the path is all open field that has hardwoods on the right, meandering creek on the left that goes down as far as you can see. The landscape funnels them right through. Where I am taking the picture from is probably 20yds of grass then corn that rises up for a couple hundred yards.

here is another location where there is a trail that comes straight up from as far as you can see back, with multiple crosses from other cut trails. The field is all waist high grass, I set off the trail here because a lady walks her dogs on the paths and she knows I trap so that way we don't have a bad experience!
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Anywhere I can put a cable restraint!! Lol. Fox make a butt outta me with footholds but once restraint season comes in I'm the one laughing as I fill up my fur shed!!

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Fox are easy to stop and get them to work your sets so with that in mind my favorite fox location may not be my favorite coyote location. If a coyote has got something already on his mind and that's where he's headed good luck getting him to work your set, and that's why it's best to be where he's going to be and or slow down to work the area. You want just one location for coyotes, you can't always find them but a high spot on a two track where the coyote can stand there and see down both sides of the hill. Check those locations out and many times you'll find what you're looking for.

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Thanks a lot guys all of ya, great great posts!

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