Lockavilt! 2013/2014 – the winners!
Contribution from Andrija Cvar
Contribution from Ismail Kurdov
Contribution from Jimmy Johansson
Contribution from Jordan Bozhinov
Contribution from Lars Wäppling
Contribution from Mats Nyberg
Contribution from Miloslav Halasi
Contribution from Radek Bartek
Contribution from Tonni Pedersen
Contribution from Yanko Belevski
Pictures of game calling
Another successful and wonderful morning’s adventure thanks to a varmint call that does exactly what it says on the packaging:
I spotted the red fox lying beneath one of the many ‘folds’ in the undulating escarpment enjoying the warming rays from a youthful May sun. It was less than 20 yards away and hadn’t spotted me so I slowly dropped below sightline and assumed a kneeling position while carefully unfurling the lightweight Predator Sniper Styx into a low V before sliding the twenty-two calibre Cooper Arms JSR (Jackson Squirrel Rifle) into position. My heart pounded and sweat dripped onto the Zeiss 8X30 binoculars as I grabbed the NORDIKPREDATOR open read call that is permanently attached by lanyard.
I bit hard on my favorite fox call and coaxed a single loud squeal. Immediately the russet fox head popped into view followed by several steps forward. One more squeal for good measure and I let go the NP call and settled in behind the scope’s ocular lens at lowest 6-power. The fox was now in full view and getting bigger by the second! Off went the rifle’s safety as the now fully awake and hungry fox halted to half-heartedly test the air. Just as the crosshair settled nicely in line with the lower left ear the vixen lurched forward and trotted on. Her head now completely filled the scope as my pulse rate stepped up another gear and I seriously considered just how much more excitement I could take if I wasn’t to mess up the shot. The time had come to stop mucking about and pull the trigger!
I recall attempting to hold slightly low between the eyes but how much this helped at no more than 5 yards I’m not at all sure. What I can say with certainty is I’ve never heard a louder impact from lead connecting with bone than at the moment the fox folded when hit by the RWS .22 subsonic bullet.
Thank you NORDIKPREDATOR!
Southeast England (UK)