in 2011/12 i shot quite a few foxes (130+), this year ive shot 4.
mainly due to lack of intrest and other commitments so ive gone from 6 nights a week to 5 or 6 times this year.
anyway 3 of the 4 was shot in the last 3 weeks, these 3 were vixens, not in cub or lactating, one was an old vixen and the other two was young ( probably last years cubs).
non of the usual dens are showing signs of anything been in there, one in an old usually dry ditch is flooded out.
im wondering if this odd long cold weather has anything to do with it.
i mean its pretty much rained since this time last year, the foxes prey dosent seem to be plentiful so have they just not bothered mating as they couldn't support the litter of cubs?
for some reason all the rabbits have gone to, the partridge didn't manage to rear there young to adulthood because of the rain and the pheasants didn't fair much better, worms carnt of faired to good either in the water logged soil.
so what do you guys think?.