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#2369383 - 12/24/12 11:52 AM Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro!
adk3210 Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 58
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA
Well I feel pretty bad right now. On Saturday I went out right before dark to try out my one day old foxpro fury. (did I mention that it was one day old!) I was hunting a 2 acre food plot on my own property. I set my caller about 60 yards away and my mojo critter about 5 foot from the caller. It was still light enough where I didn't quite need a light yet. I started off with some bird sounds hoping to call in a cat, after 15 minutes I switched over to rabbit sounds when a gray fox came out of the cover to my right and was headed straight to my decoy. It was just dark enough where I couldn't see well enough to get him in the scope of my 22 hornet so I switched on my kill light to take the shot. When I quickly scanned the area I immediately saw a glowing red eye that appeared to be about to pounce on my decoy. I focused on the eye and gently squeezed the trigger. These next thoughts all happened within about a half second. The first thought was sweet, first time out with new caller and already killed a fox. The second thought was hmm... that was a weird sound when the bullet connected, it wasn't the normal thump, it was more like a kaplunk! (not to mention my caller stopped working at the exact same time) and my third thought was oh [beeep] I just shot my new fury. To say the least, I felt sick and stupid at the same time. When I walked over to look what I've done I saw pieces of my caller scattered all over the ground. I counldnt believe what Ive just done! BTW the rear speaker of a fury will reflect light back to you when veiwed at the right angle. I just found out the hard way. The rear speaker is toast also the battery pack and left side of the case. I'm gonna send it out to foxpro to see if it is repairable. Anyways, hopefully this will give you a good laugh and also make you think twice where your caller is before you pull the trigger. Thanks for reading. Andy

Edited by reb8600 (12/24/12 07:56 PM)

#2369396 - 12/24/12 12:00 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
the impactzone Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 02/04/12
Posts: 2297
Loc: texas
a time or two I wanted to shoot mine when the batteries went dead in the middel of a stand, but thats my fault
lets change the game, put the Can on, turn the Lights out, and the Dog loose.

#2369403 - 12/24/12 12:03 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
Colorado Coyotes Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 09/01/02
Posts: 1109
Loc: Hoehne Colorado
That's a shame. Hope FoxPro can get it fixed for you.

Somebody will probably nominate this for "Hunt of the Month". rolleyes

#2369413 - 12/24/12 12:12 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
TrapShooter12 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 729
Loc: Elko, NV
A couple of years ago I thought I had shot my Scorpion.

It was late in the day just before sunset and I had called in a Badger. I watched it come from about 300 yards away.
I was going to let it go but as it got closer to my caller I started to get worried that an angry Badger might tear up my caller so I shot him.
The badger was very close to my caller when I shot and at the shot my caller went quiet. I was like oh [beeep].
I walked out expecting to find a hole in my caller. Come to find out my batteries went dead at the shot.

The caller was to the right in that Sage.

I was also coming down with the flu that day and almost ended up in the Hospital two days later.
Where the Hills have Eyes

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#2369415 - 12/24/12 12:14 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
GC Online
PM Junkie

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16972
Loc: Missouri
I doubt you are the first to do that. Hopefully FoxPro can help you out and it isn't a total loss.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

#2369426 - 12/24/12 12:28 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
Alex Webb Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/31/12
Posts: 36
Loc: WV
Ive worried about that lot hunting with a shotgun at night. I usually put it behind something. Hard to do in a field though.

#2369459 - 12/24/12 12:50 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
BODAB Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 100
Loc: Kentucky
OH Man....that is an excellent example of sh*#t happens. Hope it is salvageable.
2014 coyotes
Stands 34
Called/seen 7
Shots taken 1
Killed 1

#2369487 - 12/24/12 01:13 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8843
Loc: USA

I had a bobcat come to the Foxpro FX3 one time, and he approached the caller, putting himself between the caller and me. The cat was probably 8-10 feet from the caller and just barely off to the side a bit. I took the shot very carefully since the bullets I use out of my 6x45 always completely penetrate. The cat jumped and ran down the hollow a ways from a well-placed shot, but didn't go far. Afterwards I nervously approached the caller to see if the bullet had hit it. It didn't and I sure was relieved.

I guess many of us have had to wipe sweat from our forehead a few times over such things. In your case, it really happened. That was an expensive error and I really do hate to hear about your loss.

The cat near my AR is the one that just about cost me a Foxpro. I'm much more careful now after that incident. It scared me just enough to make a lasting impression.

#2369492 - 12/24/12 01:17 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
yotehunter57 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 2465
Loc: Arkansas
Kinda makes my want to tie a piece of orange ribbon on the antena of my MA21.

Sorry to hear about that Andy. As much as these callers cost, I would probably just stand there and cry!

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#2369502 - 12/24/12 01:30 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
BAMIT Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 708
Loc: Utah

#2369509 - 12/24/12 01:40 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: BAMIT]
rynokron Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 863
Loc: Washington
Man that sucks! I've past up a couple of shot with my shotgun because i didn't want to shoot mine. At night I put the caller right in front of me because I want them looking at me to see eyes. Mostly just use hand calls. No fumbleing around with a remote in the dark.

#2369514 - 12/24/12 01:51 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
muledhunter Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 320
Loc: spokane,wa
That sucks!!!! Hope they can repair it!! Sorry but thanks for the laugh it can happen to any of us!!!

#2369568 - 12/24/12 02:49 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
Dewey NY Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/24/12
Posts: 1641
Loc: New York
Man that sucks, but I can see how that could happen. Hopefully FoxPro can do something with it. If not that was an expensive hunt. Sorry bud.

#2369601 - 12/24/12 03:12 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
woodguru Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 3361
Loc: California
That's pretty funny from where I'm seeing it.

I killed the wading pool we used for our geese trying to shoot a raccoon.

It was looking over the back edge, I had his eyes in the scope and aimed a few inches under the eyes thinking I'd shoot it in the chest.

My wife asked me the next day about the hole in the wading pool. Her exact question was, "Keith, you didn't shoot the goose's wading pool did you?" I asked what made her ask a silly question like that. She said because there was a hole in the side that looked like a bullet hole.

I realized then what I'd done when I shot low and told her "Maybe I did". She was pretty merciless, she was laughing and asking what kind of an idiot shoots the pool. Of course it was a favorite thing for her to tell friends for some time.

"Keith wasted the geese's wading pool" was always accompanied by a lot of laughing and an explanation of how I managed to do that.
A continual circulation of lies among those who are not much in the way of hearing them contradicted, will in time pass for their truth; the crime lies not in the believer but the inventor.
Thomas Paine

Ignorance is not okay

#2369632 - 12/24/12 03:29 PM Re: Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro! [Re: adk3210]
Ward H. Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 09/05/10
Posts: 778
Loc: The Oilfield (TX, LA, MS)
I ran over mine once. I blame the girl I was trying to impress. Had nothing to do with me being a complete idiot. That's not possible.
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