Any bods on the forum do much den work at foxes?
I,m having the toughest time i can remember, checked a hell of a lot of holes and only finding billy's or empty Starting to worry that this year they are very late and we are stuffing up a lot of potential dens sites , we've had a couple of likely holes freshly cleaned that the dogs have spent a lot of time in and out at , but nothing found , one was only 1.2 m deep to the bed, fresh belly wool at the mouth but no ffing fox! We only get about 40 in the lamp a year and normally 6-8 dens usually with a couple of later shifts.
Got one den 3wks ago on the low ground ,cubs just starting to go red in face, one last thurs about 2000ft up,new born moleys, alot of the surefire sites waterlogged. Snow again last night down to 1200ft mark.
Still losing lambs and getting the odd dog in the spotlight but lacking dens(so far), Nieghbour had 15 dens last year and only two so far this year, most of the other nieghbours are similar , just wondering what it like elsewhere?
Beginning to think i might have to move to the city to let the dogs work foxes.