Red Fox

Hunting season: all year

Red fox can eat a large number of mice and other harmful rodents, contributing to the benefit of agriculture. On the other hand, it also reduce the numbers of small game like rabbits, pheasants, partridges. For this reason, it is hunted throughout the whole year. The skin and the skull are considered as a trophy.

Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes

Habitat: most red foxes favour living in the open, in densely vegetated areas, though they may enter burrows to escape bad weather.

Description: The red fox has an elongated body and relatively short limbs. The tail, which is longer than half the body lengthThey are very agile, being capable of jumping over 2-metre-high (6 ft 7 in) fences, and swim well. (70 per cent of head and body length), is fluffy and reaches the ground when in a standing position. The winter fur is dense, soft, silky and relatively long.

Hunting method: Often taken as secondary trophy during driven wild boar hunting. Lying in wait, calling, baiting.

Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in Bulgaria.