Fox-Distance Travelled-How far will a fox travel in night, as a rule, and could one follow hum up without a dog with any chance of getting him?
A fox will run quite a long distance during a night, but may be hunted successfully by trailing, without dogs. In most parts of the country there are sections where the foxes habitually rest during the day, and these places are generally known to the local residents. At night the fox leaves this place and goes elsewhere to hunt food. For instance there may be wooded bluffs where the foxes sleep during the day, and at night they may go down onto the farms to hunt for food. Now if you follow a track leading away from the resting place, you will have to follow the animal over his entire route of travel the night before you can hope to see him. But if you follow the track of a fox returning in the morning to cover you may not have to go far to find him. If you are wise to the ways of the fox you can easily tell by the tracks when he was looking for a place to sleep, and you will find him near, but must be very cautious. If you start him without getting a shot at him, sit down for a half hour or more, and then follow the trail. If he finds he is not being followed he will hunt another place to finish his sleep. Not everybody can be a good still hunter, but it is a good way to hunt if followed right.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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