Went out on Thursday and had a walk round 3 farms bordering each other. Set out about 10.30 and started out on a farm with newly released Phesants and quite a few ducks on a pond and river. By 2.00 I had walked round all three farms and seen nothing but hares!
I entered the last field on the way back to the car at the farm and I picked up a fox in the thermal as it was travelling through a flock of sheep! I set up on the sticks and waited for him to get clear and stopped him with a shout, dropping him cleanly.
Quick scan with the thermal to check he was down, as he was in the grass, and picked up another fox in the distance. Muck squeaking later I got him moving towards me. I couldn’t move as I was on a concrete bridge and it was a quagmire either side so would have made too much noise. He eventually started moving parallel to me so I took my chance and dropped him toI. On checking with the thermal he looked close to the first fox, which surprised me. Paced it out and they were 5 yards apart at 130 yards. Two big dog foxes and hopefully including the culprit who killed 45 Phesants at the point of release.