Last Friday I was out rabbiting and heard quite a lot of fox calling which is very early. On Tuesday evening we got on a pair on some stubble, they were adults and by chance shot the vixen first and the dog as it turned out didn't run of but went up to its slain partner and so suffered the same fate. Both were old adults.
I know this year we had some very big well grown cubs very early in the year which suggested very early pairing in 2014. Makes me wonder if the same is happening this year.
Anybody else experiencing similar behaviour?