With this short cold spell it seemed a good night as I was sure they would be on the move, however the half moon, no wind the crunchy ground under foot stacked the odds against me.
For me lamping on my own I keep to the same format as nothing worse in not being ready, too many times in the past I've been caught out...
First fox took a lot of coaxing out only to keep moving along the head land stopping for only a quick look, so I had to be quicker...not far around 160 but first in the bag..
Second was quite a surprise as I had moved around a mile and picked up an eye shine from a long way off, with the bright moon I stood under the shadow of an oak while calling. Always worth a look around! A second fox had come in to my right, a quick spin on the sticks and number 2!
Third was the result of a lot of work, I had driven 3 more miles to a large block then set up and called to get a quick set of eyes looking back but this one was not having any of it, so I move a few hundred yards to a second small block, I watched this fox keep stopping and looking then disappear!
More calling more eyes! No safe shot! What is behind me! A little vixen with a dog fox calling from the wood, lit her up and number 3 and home..
They are all bagged and tagged for the DEFRA pick up on Wednesday.