Re: First Red Fox EVER!!! (Hay Set)
Good for you on your first catch.
My suggestion to you would be, if you are going to run hay sets don't worry about the 4 coiled traps. It's not like you're trying to bring that trap up through heavy soil.. Way too over kill for me... I very much doubt the fox was suffering, they are as well as all furbearers, very tough and resilient.
By the looks of the fox, it was a pup from this year unless you are a very large man. So the trap would have caught it higher.