In the past, fox hunting was rarely done before the skin was valid (when the fox is fully furred). That happens normally around the latter half of November / beginning of December, when the skins are most beautiful. Today, fox skins are difficult to sell and provide poor profits, but the fox is still an exciting game. To some extent due to the impact it makes on the remaining small game stocks and that it is a fascinating and beautiful creature. In the current situation, the fox is hunted with various hunting methods such as watch hunting, decoy hunting and hunting with a dog from the beginning of August to the middle of April.
The dogs used during fox hunting
Fox hunting is conducted with 2 different types of dogs in particular. One type of dog is the driving force that chases the fox with its bark. The shooter's task is to try to shoot the fox on the scene. The other type of dog used is the pot dog. The task of the pothole dog is to look for the fox in the potty and try to irritate it so much that the fox leaves the potty, even there the pass shooter's task is to have time to shoot when the fox leaves the place.
The dog team
A fox hunting crew consists of a duster and a pot dog. Both of these dog types are usually absolutely crucial to get an effective fox hunt with a dog. As the fox often walks or is already in the cauldron when the duster follows the night run, the cauldron dog is often needed already at an early stage of the hunt. Otherwise, many foxes have a tendency to go into the pot after the duster has drifted for a while. In general, I would like to say that inland Sweden, about 9/10 foxes are shot during pot hunting and the equivalent of 1/10 on gears. So both types of dogs are necessary to get a working and efficient fox hunt. Bearskin.se and bearskin's youtube channel have several in-depth articles and videos about fox hunting with a dog and what can be good to think about.
Good luck with the fox hunt!