Well went back to check on some of the bait i had left last night thinking my chances were slim, low and behold another fox at it!!! Now he had me sussed from the get go and I couldn't get the rifle out and onto the sticks quick enough, before I knew it he was through the fence and away. Sod it I thought, I'll have a walk down to the edge of the wood. I managed to flush a Doe with 2 young ones and watched as they bounded through the barley at a blistering pace..Enjoyable to watch, these beast really do have some pace.
Continued down through the field to the corner of the wood and thought I'd give the new Buttolo a squeak. Now this is where I could kick myself, after squeaking for less than a minute a nice 6 point Buck appears not 30ft from me and proceeds to jump the fence then the ditch and ends up face to face with me, to say I was unprepared is an understatement, I just didn't expect it at all. I don't know who got the biggest fright, me or the Buck..Needless to say he didn't hang about and was barking all the way through the wood.
Moral of the story I guess is always be prepared and ready on the sticks before calling!!!