The roe rut isn’t always magical – half the time it’s fruitless and frustrating. Dominic Griffith unravels the mystery around this key period in the stalker’s calendar
Some experts will tell you there’s no point calling foxes in the spring. The adults have heard it all before, and anyway they’re busy looking after the cubs, which are generally born around mid-March.
Few experiences beat hearing the magical sound of stags in the roar for the first time – so we’ve tracked down someone who’s never heard them before. Andy Powell is a keen shooter but novice hill-stalker – we deck him…