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I've been reading a lot on here, fantastic wealth of knowledge collectively this site is.

Just trying to get an understanding of how the me game we hunt, react and are hunted in different regions and terrain.

I have a lot of thoughts and kinda tough to put into words, so please bare with me. Or is it bear?

Anyway, are greys tougher to call in up there? I notice many elude to it, and taking doubles on grey from what I read on here, is uncommon.

On the Delmarva where I hunt, a good grey fox distress call anytime of the day or night has them running in 2 and 3 at a time, providing they are there. Your better off using a shotgun because they come right to the call, even with a light on them.

Reds, way tougher down here than greys, but again, come right to the call.

I bought a foxpro, because I wanted the remote and to be angle to place it away from me, but now, I just put it next to me. When I would place it downwind or at a distance to take attention off of me, the fox would always find a way to get to the caller where I couldn't get a shot. I sit it at my feet and get ready for a quick shot with my shotgun.

When hunting a field, I still sit it right next to me, as I believe and in my experiences, the fox will reveal itself to the caller, always to the caller not me, and if I set the caller away from me I always leave that set wondering how many ran in I never knew about.

Not many coyotes, at least where I hunt, no experiences with them.

I love my foxpro, but hate the cumbersome remote and tiny fonts. I haven't fully figured it out yet, so a lot of it is my fault. The download site is really tough to use, I downloaded the 16 sound package and while trying to put it on my foxpro, ended up wiping out the whole preset library. I am not tech savvy, up until this year, didn't even know how to spell WWW so again, I blame myself.

I've only ever called one raccoon in, and I've tried many of times. Raccoons fighting, baby distress. Nothing!
Only coon I ever called in came to the eastern cottontail, midday, this fall.

Sorry for the long post, again, I just want to know how different the fox are that we hunt between Md and Pa, or other parts of the states for that matter.
 

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Does the grey fox distress call work for you up there, very well down here.

Rd fox distress or red puppy's distress doesn't work at all down here, how bout up there?

I use a Winchester model 43 .22 hornet. Never take shots past 100 and a SBE with 3in 2's. more often than not, I have my shotgun with me.
 

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Doesn't sound like there is much difference in the fox category - at least where I hunt. The grays are easier to call in and the reds act more skittish. I've had grays almost literally run over top of me and have had them knock over the Foxpro more than once.

Gray fox distress works but I think every one and their brother is using it now so I hardly ever use it.

I just got a Shockwave a few weeks ago from Foxpro. The remote will definitely help your eyes at night. I was getting to the point where it was hard to see my FX5 remote. The Shockwave remote is like looking at a computer screen.

Good to hear from someone out of state.
 

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Kenbuck,
I think one advantage, not many predator hunters down here. Some trappers, but very few.

I do most if not all my hunting during daylight hours. Rarely ever hunt at night. Our season went out Friday
 

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Same here when it comes to greys and reds. Greys are very aggressive and almost "dumb" as far as calling goes. Only difference is that I only get fox to respond at night, never during daylight hours. Lots of guys predator hunting in my neck of the woods, more every year.
 

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ChrisS said:
Kenbuck,
I think one advantage, not many predator hunters down here. Some trappers, but very few.
Wow! You are definitely lucky in that department. It seems like every time you turn around, a different club is having a coyote hunt. The past couple years they have been adding foxes too. The hunting pressure is unbelievable anymore.
 

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beagler said:
Same here when it comes to greys and reds. Greys are very aggressive and almost "dumb" as far as calling goes. Only difference is that I only get fox to respond at night, never during daylight hours. Lots of guys predator hunting in my neck of the woods, more every year.
Definitely, Chet!
 

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I use a shotgun 90%of the time at night. I use a Benelli SBE 2 as well but shoot either 3 1/2" Dead Coyote (t-shot) or 3 1/2" Winchester Xtended Range in BB 0r B-shot. I use the larger shot in most places where there is the chance of a coyote responding.
I have a 22 Hornet as well, a CZ 527 American. I use either Remington 45gr PSP's or the Hornady 35gr V-max's. The Remingtons are a tad more fur friendly. I don't reload.
 

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Beagler!
Those are the only two rounds I can find for the hornet at retail store around here, kind of sceerd of the government, so I don't order much stuff on line.

Remington's are definitely more fur friendly
 

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Its funny...I have the opposite experience than Beagler
and Kenbuck.Were I'm at we mostly have Reds.Fairly easy
to call in pretty much any time of day or night..

Every now and then I come across a Grey and they give
me the slip every time..A Grey fox to me is almost better
than getting a coyote!!
 

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Its different all over the state. I have never ran into anyone at night or even thought there may be others where im hunting. In western pa there are tons of coyotes and greys in my areas, I think eastern pa towards your way has more foxes but I could be wrong. Have you hunted down by Mon National forest south of Deep creek? I think its WV but its in tge area and I love it down there, some really nice moutains.
 

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Ceci county may be the ony county, predator hunting is popular. It has one of the higher coyote popuations in the state, or so I'm told.

I dont hunt cecil at this time. Im sorry
 
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