i am seeing an increase in foxes around my permissions even for this time of year. Normally on one permission if i see one fox per outing i am doing well and a bonus if i get a shot. The last three visits to the said permission i have seen around 3-4 per outing and shot at least one on each visit. I am also seeing them respond to hand calls more than usual. i would expect to see maybe a dog fox comming into to investigate the call at this stage but i am also seeing pairs comming in to the call also. this is unusal for my permissions or maybe all the older call shy foxes have been taken care of and these are a new more niave batch that i am seeing.
anyone else seeing an increase in numbers