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Old 01-12-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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Does a large number of foxes on one property (120 acres) affect the deer and/or axis population? Thanks
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:45 PM   #2
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Red foxes will eat fawns if they find them
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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I think this is a grey fox. He ran around eating corn and didnt even acknowledge the nearby deer. I dont see him being able to swing a deer population that wildly.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:57 PM   #4
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Deer could care less where I hunt. But songbirds, quail, squirrels, peaches, and tomatoes beware.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:47 PM   #5
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Rabbits, yes. Fawns? I guess it’s possible.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:50 PM   #6
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It’s crazy how many of those things can live on a piece of property.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:56 PM   #7
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Fox aren't detrimental to the deer herds

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:57 PM   #8
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Always happy when I see a fox in the wild.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #9
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I've got a bunch of reds. They can't stay out of the road long enough to ever be too big an issuer
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:00 PM   #10
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They are bad on nesting birds! As far as deer, I don't believe they will cause much of a problem!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:06 PM   #11
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I've watched deer make sport out of chasing grey fox around!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:10 PM   #12
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Rodents, birds they will put pressure on and will take fawn also, but mainly rodents, quail and turkey chicks.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:15 PM   #13
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Foxes kill lots of lambs in South Texas. I'm sure they will kill fawns if they can get them when they are teal young.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:18 PM   #14
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Grey fox are okay. Kind of scavengers and small prey, bird nest, rabbits, rats etc. Red fox are the true meat eaters. Anything they are big enough to take down they will. Red fox love baby lambs and goats. No reason they would not take down a new born fawn. JMO!
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:48 PM   #15
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Grey fox are okay. Kind of scavengers and small prey, bird nest, rabbits, rats etc. Red fox are the true meat eaters. Anything they are big enough to take down they will. Red fox love baby lambs and goats. No reason they would not take down a new born fawn. JMO!
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:54 PM   #16
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Red Fox can wipe out a lamb crop when the lambs are small. I see no reason why they wouldn't eat a fawn up to 30lbs. Grey fox are rodent and bird eaters as well as berry's and fruits.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:00 AM   #17
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The foxes here at the house will eat corn with the deer even when very little fawns are present and the deer give them no mind at all. I've never seen the foxes even glance at them. These are all greys.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:29 PM   #18
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Thanks guys, I believe we have all greys
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #19
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They look much better hanging in your house
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:42 PM   #20
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I have been called crazy so I will have to see if I can get a picture. My buddy had a grey fox den under his feed shed and thought they were cool so he left them be. The next spring he said there were over a dozen fawn legs at the entrance of the den. He said it looked like a bunch of pop sickle sticks littering the ground. He ended up shooting the foxes.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:40 PM   #21
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I had some pics last weekend of bucks and does eating with fox
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:45 PM   #22
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Man I haven't seen a fox in a long time. Cool animals.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:51 PM   #23
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Fox won’t do much except maybe to a few turkey or quail nests.

Reds on the other hand will definitely kill small fawns. They can be very agressive in the killing department.
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