We found the entry hole of a spring fox den and set up a trail cam to record the kits' activity. Here's what we came up with.
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‘Ya gotta’ love spring turkey season for a whole armful of reasons. Sure, hearing and seeing gobbler and hen activity is the primary reason we’re out there, but spring brings so many bonus moments along with it. While scouting for birds in the past few weeks alone, I was fortunate enough to see two moose, a couple of bears, breeding bobcats, an untold number of grouse and woodcock, and perhaps coolest of all, an active red fox den.
I was first tipped off to the location of the den last spring when I spotted a couple of kits sitting out in the middle of a backwoods dirt road near a stream bank. They scampered into their den and though I looked for their hide for several minutes, I was unable to pinpoint its location. When precisely the same events transpired last week, I paid closer attention to their escape route. Eureka! I found the entry hole and quickly set up a trail camera to record what transpired next. This shot of a weeks-old kit staring at the camera was first.