Even though the weather has been warm here in SW MT, I had the itch to go out and do some calling. As I was driving to my spot, the dogs where out, and they spotted me.
I had an idea where they were heading so I went and found a little cover up on a side hill and started with a howl. Few minutes later I decided to try a young coyote wimper. Next thing I know they were in front of me at 300 yards barking and howling.
I had decided to use my shooting sticks that morning. (Bad idea for this shot) I was on a steep decline and was a terrible rest. Had my bipod on as well but decided to just take the shot. By the sound I thought I had hit my mark. Until the coyote ran over the hill.
Decided to go look for blood and did not find any sign of my 95 gr Berger connecting with anything. Went over the ridge and called for a few. Nothing came in so decided to walk over the next hill when I ran into this beautiful(Little Guy). I was in shock when I first seen the fox. The color of this guy is amazing. Put the Berger right behind the shoulder and he was down.
I do not think I would have even seen him If I had not missed that first coyote. Never give up. Sometimes all you need to do is walk another 1/4 mile over the next ridge and there will be one waiting for ya.
This is cross between a red and grey fox. Have been told they are very rare and am very happy to have seen this one let alone shoot one. I am in the process of getting a full mount done. Cant wait!
Hope you enjoy the pics!