We arrived at a small patch of forestry surrounded by fields of ewes and their lambs, we set off stalking through the forestry with the wind in our faces, but after 45 minutes we had not seen anything so we decided to loop round and stalk back to the car. We had just stalked by a beautiful meadow and were heading down a deer trail overlooking a field of ewes and their lambs when James spotted a fox in the field with them. We knew the farmer had lost several lambs so immediately we crept 50 meters down to the edge of the forestry over looking the field in the hope of getting a shot at the fox, but when we got to the edge of the field the fox was nowhere to be seen. James started squeaking to try and get the fox to show itself and after a few seconds the fox appeared about 100 meters away in the forest edge at the opposite side of the field, I quickly steadied myself and placed the cross hairs on the chest of the fox and as soon as it stopped I released the 200 grain Lapua Mega and a promising pop sound followed, to which my brother confirmed he saw the fox fall. We walked over to the area the fox was standing and there we found a mature vixen, I lasered the range and it was exactly 111.5 meters from the edge of the field where I took the shot. The farmer will be a happy man! =)
|Me and my first fox with the 30-06|
Here's a short clip of one of the does we stalked up to.