Nothing worse that having these little things come into a call before they're in season. They sit there jumping all over the place making all kinds of noise and there's nothing you can do about it. We'll, now they're in season...
I shot him with the 12ga barrel on that Savage 24F. It's a .22 Hornet on top and a 12 ga shotgun on the bottom. Pull the hammer back and select which barrel you want. Works pretty well for foxes and bobcats in close.
In San Diego County, there is no fox season. Thanksgiving weekend, called five foxes in to five different stands. Had one that was jumping over my backpack three times before he saw me and nearly ran over my daughter on his exit. Did not see a single coyote. That area is full of red foxes, that probably why we did not see any coyotes.
There's no fox season in San Diego County????? News to me? I need to check the regs but I sure thought that there wasn't any distinction on areas for fox hunting in CA. Don't take my word, but check the regs again.
Also, that would have been a gray fox not a red fox. There are a handful of reds in CA but they're way up north. The ones in SD are gray although they have some pretty cool red coloring between the gray/black topside and their white underside. That underside can turn almost as red as a red fox.
They can be a blast to watch though, you're right.