It seems to me that surrounding the little pockets of ground I have are landowners who are anti hunting for some reason or another (as opposed to just anti-ME as a stranger asking for shooting permission)! I have been pretty successful in turning most of my office and friend anti's into not minding it so much, asking when the next bit of venison is coming in and even wanting to come out to see what it is like, but it has taken time, time which you don't have on the landowners doorstep. It seems crop damage or even general animal health seem low on their list of priorities when referring to killing one of the animals they love. One bit I have seems to be rife with deer............just on the opposite sides of the boundary walls!
Without giving away any secret recipes, has anyone ever had any success in turning a definite NO into a yes for shooting permission?