fallow rut

Hi all,

I was out fallow stalking last night and heard the clattering of antlers, surely this is too early for the rut? normally I would have thought that it was 2-3 weeks away? has anyone else heard or seen similar? Many thanks
 

trucraft

Well-Known Member
Shot a sorrel on Friday night that was only slightly smelly and just interested in eating acorns.
However saw a mature buck cross the road in front of my truck the same morning that I could smell 50m off. No grunting on my ground in Sussex yet.
 

Woodsy

Well-Known Member
Heard a fallow buck groaning last night, about 10pm. Dartmoor. Can’t be far off happening now.
 

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