Ultimate Fox Bait?

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by hairyyoda » 26 Mar 2017, 20:46

One North American recipe and method recommends to bottle your lure base mix topped up with "PURE WATER" after the last frost at the start of the year "keep in direct sunlight" preferably in a green house until the first frost of that winter, "use only the black liquor sparingly" top up "the mother load jar" with "PURE WATER" shake and start the same method again after the first frost of the next year. Apparently sunlight helps the process ?
Some will use "FRESH ANAL GLAND" tissue as well, cleaned in "PURE WATER" and then liquidised , some will clean the anal gland tissue as mentioned and leave for a number of years to age before grinding down to a powder.
Professional trappers would "VARY" a lure mix depending on the seasons, adding fox urine could draw in a dominant territorial dog fox but could put off a wandering juvenile dog fox but could bring a willing and interested vixen in with a "RUSH"
Trappers who relied on their pelt production numbers for their total yearly income would "REFINE" their lure recipes to seek best seasonal results ?
Livestock blood is another ingredient that has "VERY STRONG DRAWING" qualities, livestock "AFTERBIRTH" will draw a fox up a mountain and across a valley when a fox is down wind of the afterbirth.
Another older method is to get something like one of those 25 or 30 litre plastic tub with the large screw top lids (Indian Restaurant Bulk Mango Chutney small barrels) >>> Insert a "beer brewing vent in the lid" put whole dead fox in the sealed small barrel, top up with "PURE WATER" and leave fox carcass to render itself into a soup/mush for a year or so ??? (works best in a green house with HEAT) strain off lure liquor after a year or so ??? (the lid vent should be blow/blue fly proof)
Brewing up a reliable lure is probably a science all of it's own ? endless possibilities ?

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by axel » 27 Mar 2017, 18:47

Can you just picture it ? me standing well back with peg on nose using a long stick to flip open the lid. Tin helmet on in case it goes off.

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by hairyyoda » 27 Mar 2017, 20:13

Most farm sheepdogs cant resist investigating and nibbling on any livestock afterbirth even though they are usually well fed and cared for, some sheepdogs will hide or bury scavenged pieces of afterbirth regardless of that sheepdog never having gone without it's daily rations of it's own dog food. "Any livestock afterbirth that is dropped and left out on the farm is a ready made bait point" Scoop into a bucket and carry off to a more suitable farm bait location and leave the afterbirth odours work their drawing powers. Another bait that is favoured in North America is the "Jack Mack recipe"
"Not for the weak stomached foxing enthusiast"

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by 2011 fawcett » 27 Mar 2017, 20:29

axel wrote:Can you just picture it ? me standing well back with peg on nose using a long stick to flip open the lid. Tin helmet on in case it goes off.
Oh yes - shades of Dads Army............. :sick:

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait

Post by David.evans » 28 Nov 2017, 10:22

Beeing using horse hoof mix , for a long while and it does work :shh:
squizze bottle and spray a trail to your chosen shooting spot , if there about it will bring them in no doubt ,
dave :thumbup:

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by Tikka222 » 28 Nov 2017, 16:03

I use the leftovers from our fishmonger works a treat


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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by Cottis » 28 Nov 2017, 21:56

Freshly shot rabbit works for me. Sit tight, they cannot resist.


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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by Davesniper » 30 Nov 2017, 23:37

Yep rabbit is brilliant! on occasion I liquidizer the guts of rabbit add water or cooking oil to make it go further the oil does not soak away as quick ...pour in to large container with a good screw top,weare disposable gloves when doing this.


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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by sika98k » 10 Jan 2018, 09:36

I get the boned out fish from the local fish shop. Oily fish such as salmon,herring and mackerel would a treat. White fish not so much but they do come in to investigate.
A trail camera is a great asset. Set it up,establish what time the fox appears and get ready maybe an hour before.

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Re: Ultimate Fox Bait?

Post by fizzbangwhallop » 10 Jan 2018, 10:24

Dead fox seems to work too. Trouble is it’s attracting the drats as well...picked up on 20 around it the other night. ‘kin things. But then shot a vixen...and a dog the next night.....both in to the vixen dom call.


A correct grip on the butt & cheekweld is imperative for accurate shooting. :crazy: :lol:

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