As some will know I have cut back on the stalking now for 2 weeks to ready my shoot for the poults.(they start arriving tomorrow).
Been riding around during the day and waiting for foxes in the mornings and evenings.
Seeing many bucks now just walking about at any time of day, crossing wheat fields and showing the does some interest. There is something stirring i'm sure.
Also suddenly there are more of last years bucks about, bucks which I have never seen.
Due partly I think to the rape getting swathed.
They will be flat out combining at the weekend/ next week, if the weather is warm.
I will stick my neck out and say it could be a good rut this year if the weather is warm.