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"Native to the entire Northern Hemisphere, the red fox is one of the larger species of fox and is characterized by their most typical orange-red fur and large fluffy tail. Red foxes are territorial omnivores but generally feed on smaller game such as squirrels, mice, and rabbits. They can breed fiercely, and are considered an invasive species in various parts of the world. Males and females often look quite the same, but vixens often weigh less. Males weigh around 10.00 kg (22 lb). The red fox's smaller size makes it a challenge to hunt at the time, as it is hard to spot them."
― In-Game Description

The Red fox is a small animal of the class 2. It can be hunted in the Hirschfelden Hunting Reserve and Yukon Valley.


Features

Description
Behavior Docile and skittish
Habitat A mix of forests, open fields, and mountainous terrain
Senses Excellent vision and very good hearing
Social Typically solitary
Active During dawn and dusk
Recommended Equipment Class 2 Ammo, Predator "Jackrabbit" Caller
Species Vulpes vulpes
Difficulty Average


Need Zone Times

The red fox need zone times are identical for both reserves (Hirschfelden Hunting Reserve and Yukon Valley).

Times Activity
00:00 - 03:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
03:00 - 07:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
07:00 - 11:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
11:00 - 15:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
15:00 - 19:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
19:00 - 23:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
23:00 - 00:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding

Shot scheme

Color code
Red fox shot scheme.png
Red - Kills immediately
Blue - Kills very quick
Orange - Kills slowly
No Color - Unlikely to kill

Hunting Tips

To get 100% Integrity bonus, the fox should be only hunted using either .223 ammo, .22h ammo or 300gr Arrows (see Integrity). Because of the difficulties of proper bow hunt (precision over distances, proper aiming etc.), it is recommended to use the .223 ammo because of it's superior precision over distances.

Regarding its small size and good senses, a red fox can give a hunter a hard time. It can smell and hear a careless hunter from far away and will immediately run away if alarmed and is also nearly impossible to shoot in the woods So the best strategy is to sneak up on them as near as possible and shoot on sight. Here the superior precision of the .223 is useful to hit the fox properly.

Fur variants

Fur Type Dark Red Orange Red Piebald Albino Melanistic
Rarity Common Common Common Rare Rare Rare

Trivia

  • The Red Fox was the first canid to be featured in the game alongside the coyote.
  • It is called "Renard Roux" in french.
  • The scientific name of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is together with the name of the Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Fallow Deer (Dama dama), Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), Plains Bison (Bison bison bison), Axis Deer (Axis axis) and the Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) a tautonym, that means a scientific name in which both parts of the name have the same spelling.

Patches

Patch 1.66 (30 March 2021)

  • Red Fox feeding need zones no longer show up right next to European Rabbit burrows.

Patch 1.27 (28 November 2018)

  • “CONNI #12” [Mission] - fixed an issue where players needed to examine different types of clues from different foxes not just different tracks from different foxes.

Patch 1.24 (27 September 2018)

  • Fixed issue with warning calls not being displayed for Fox, Coyote and Jackal.

Patch 1.17 (1 March 2018)

  • Improved sound mix for Coyotes and Red Foxes.
  • CONNI #19 [Mission] - required fox harvests changed from 4 to 2.

Patch 1.8 (21 July 2017)

  • Fixed an issue with the mission “Conni #20” where Foxes harvested from ground blinds did not count correctly towards the objective.

Patch 1.1 (23 February 2017)

  • Fix for female foxes [Vixens] awarding negative score.
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