The Countryman's Weekly

Fox Control

Fox Control
May 25
07:00 2022

Getting your new foxing set-up together

By Vulpes.

IN the previous two articles of this mini-series I’ve set out the basics in fox control for those thinking of getting involved in this form of shooting. In this piece I will take a look at the sort of equipment you need – or possibly don’t need – to enable you to enjoy some success when it comes to controlling foxes on your ground.

First and foremost, and possibly the item that causes more controversy than any other, is the rifle. I have written about the various choices available before in The Countryman’s Weekly so I will keep this fairly brief. I’m assuming the rifle being discussed will be used for fox control and virtually nothing else.

So many people try to get a rifle that will ‘crossover’ to other forms of quarry such as rabbit or deer and end up getting somewhat confused. Limiting the use of a rifle to fox-only certainly focuses the choice considerably and removes the involvement of rimfires or deer-legal calibres.


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