I've been getting to know a new patch of ground over the last 2 weeks.
Hill sheep farm, mostly moor, some conifer blocks on lower valley slopes, some broadleaf woodland on valley bottom, some improved pasture on valley bottom.
I've seen about the number of roe does that I would expect.
I have not seen a single buck. This seems very odd for the time of year. I've even sat for two hours watching does feed in rich, sheep free pasture on a warm sunny evening, and not seen a buck anywhere.
Does anyone have any idea why this might be?