Watch: one-armed foxing with Mark Ripley 260 RIPS

Mark Ripley and friend shooting a rifle prone

A broken shoulder doesn't mean time off for Mark Ripley - if the foxes are causing damage, they have to be controlled! - Credit: Archant

Mark Ripley has broken his shooting shoulder, but the farmer has a problem fox that has been taking geese; it's time to bring in Mark 2 the trigger man!

In episode 9 of Foxing with Mark Ripley (260 RIPS) on Shooting & Country TV, we're showing you how to go foxing with one arm...!

Poor old Mark has a broken shoulder and, Sod's Law, it's his shooting shoulder. A call from the farmer to come and sort out a problem fox means he can't just rest up and take it easy for a few weeks, and so to solve the problem, he calls a friend (also Mark, hereafter referred to as Mark 2!) to act as trigger man.

With the fieldcraft and local knowledge coming from Mark 1, and the shooting being undertaken by Mark 2, they head out in search of the crafty Charlie that has been taking geese from the farmer. 

It's far from easy going - the permission is vast with near vertical banks to climb, it's absolutely freezing, and to top it of, Mark Ripley is still recovering from a bout of Covid! 

Find out if they nailed the problem fox in this episode of S&C TV.

Thermal and Night Vision: Scott Country - Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF Pro and InfiRay Tube TL35 thermal scope
Clothing and accessories: Highland Outdoors - Ascent Soft Shell jacket in DIRT Camo and Evade Rucksack
Rifle, ammo and bipod: Raytrade - Remington 700 in .243 with FORM Riflestock and Spartan Pro Tac bipod
Daytime optics: Element Optics - Element Helix day scope 
Scope mounts: Sportsmatch - Sportsmatch Quick Release one-piece mount (medium weaver/picatinny rail 30mm)