On one of my bits of ground the owner swears he has been hearing a Fallow buck grunting. Last night he said it started up about 7 pm and carried on until 2am before having a break and having another go about 6 am. He recons it happened about 2 weeks ago also. Last year I remember him telling me the same thing and I thought he had his wires crossed but he is very insistent and it kept them all awake last night as he is a couple of hundred yards from the wood and as it was so hot had the windows open.
Needless to say I sat out tonight and saw a bunch of does and heard nothing!
Has anyone come across this sort of behaviour so early? I've asked a couple of local deer people and they think he must be mistaken.