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#25705 - 12/31/17 04:05 AM Statistically impossible!
archeryguy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
I own and trap on a 180 acre property. While targeting coyotes I have now caught 11 red fox since Nov. 1st.... all within about 200 yards of each other. All 11 were males...not one female. They ranged from this years pups to fully mature fox.

How is this possible? I can't seem to come up with a reasonable explanation. 9 were in dirt holes, 2 in flat sets.


Edited by archeryguy (12/31/17 04:06 AM)

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#25707 - 12/31/17 05:58 AM Re: Statistically impossible! [Re: archeryguy]
musher Online   content


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1979
Loc: Qc.
Count your blessings and pull your traps. Your breeding female is possibly still around and she's a keeper!

You could also be in a natural travel way. You have an excellent location that is catching dispersing fox.

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#25710 - 12/31/17 08:59 AM Re: Statistically impossible! [Re: musher]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9910
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: musher
... natural travel way. You have an excellent location that is catching dispersing fox.


That would be my guess too.
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#25711 - 12/31/17 09:04 AM Re: Statistically impossible! [Re: archeryguy]
archeryguy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
Won't pull my traps. Its the only property I trap and there is lots of coyote sign even though I have already caught 5 this year. I'll just release any reds..

I might add that I have one of the last private holdings within the Allegany State Park in WNY. This 100 square mile State Park (65,000 acres) is closed to all trapping so my property tends to have the ability to pull and hold predators from other areas to fill the void.


Edited by archeryguy (12/31/17 09:21 AM)

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#25712 - 12/31/17 01:59 PM Re: Statistically impossible! [Re: archeryguy]
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Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3650
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
I going with the travel way/dispersal route also. It's that time of year, Love is in the air. Male will be moving much more than females

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