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Offline coon hunter

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Fox family last spring
« on: February 27, 2014, 07:22:01 AM »
A friend had a family of foxes in their field last year and one of the parents brought dead crows to the den, and it seemed to have killed the litter. Crow hunting has grown around here I wonder if these guys letting them lay with lead in is hurting our fox population also. Your thoughts.

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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 01:27:21 PM »
I eat crow and I'm still alive.
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 03:45:43 PM »
Maybe if the fox were from California. But I don't think it would hurt PA fox   :)
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 04:06:10 PM »
Crows may have been killed with a poison (illegal), thrown on a dump heap, and the fox carried them back to the den...
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 09:25:35 PM »
I eat crow and I'm still alive.


Ya,but I'm sure you pick out the bbs.  :o ;D ;D
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 10:49:06 AM »
Ain't nothing wrong with a few bb's. They taste like chicken.
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 02:42:17 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D Yea and put more lead in your_ _ _ from another direction  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 10:18:52 PM »
I think one of my fillings is really a bb from a rabbit I ate.

Serious note, poison is a possibility. I believe rats or other animals that died from poison could form a chain.
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 06:17:36 PM »
Thought I read last year where a eagle ate a crow shot with lead and became very ill or died.

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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 09:54:57 PM »
Coon hunter:  Imagine that.  Someone watched an Eagle eat a Crow and then followed him/her, saw it get sick and die.  I'd bet you read it in an anti-hunting article.  Want to buy a Bridge?  Dick
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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 06:25:15 AM »
Here ya go Papa dick.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_bald_eagle_dies_of_lead_poisoning.html

And yet another Dick.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/eagle-death-believed-to-be-lead-poisoning-1.2522294

Seems it happens a good bit and crow hunting has picked up in my area. Maybe it's time to change to steel shot.

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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 06:29:20 AM »
And this one says predators die also near the middle of the page, Dick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_lead_poisoning

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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 06:33:14 AM »
And this one says predators die also near the middle of the page, Dick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_lead_poisoning

So I wonder how many fox we do loose to dead crows being taken to the dens. May be a good reason for the PGC to change it to steel. Since the lead plants our shut down we probably wont see lead much longer anyway.

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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 06:37:09 AM »
I eat crow and I'm still alive.

Yes their very good go to crowbusters.com and try the Cajun, it's yummy.

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Re: Fox family last spring
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 08:01:58 AM »
 ;) ;) Coonhunter you are correct in the last lead smelter was shut down  ??? ??? ??? however, the lead we use  is mainly from recycled sources , so we have many moons of lead to work with  8) 8) 8) 8)
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