Out last night...a bit of a farce as I havent been out for a while lol.
Got to the chicken sheds and the one that normally has visitors was lit up like a football pitch..fortunately the farmer turned up to turn the lights off after about 5 mins. Within 10 seconds of him driving off a fox appears the far side of the fence. I get the rifle set up and the battery in the external IR is flat...the internal ir is rubbish so I have to wait for the very grainy looking fox to come close enough for a shot...down he goes so a good start. Good size dog fox.
I headed off to the far side of the farm, look back through the thermal and there is another fox coming out of the pen next to my truck...cheeky sod. I got set up as I had a fair idea the fox would follow the bank down into the field I was in and head for the pool. After watching it approach and getting close enough for another poor image shot....I missed. The fox hurtled towards me, must have sensed I was there when it was about 10 foot away, turned and legged it back across the field, stopped and caught a .243 round in the side of the neck....phew, adult vixen who I have been after for a while. I then realised that my ammo pouch was back at home....so thought I better go home to bed before I saw anything else that I couldnt see through the scope lol
Farmer is happy especially as the local hunt went through on the weekend...what a fine job they do ...not