Ok.. Just to give some background. I stalk a neighbouring farm and have done for 15 years. I pay rent in the form to the elderly lady who owns it in the form of doing her farm hedge cutting, set aside mowing and the odd venison cuts as she needs. It has been an amicable relationship for the last 15 years.
This year she has now rented her land out to another farmer to grow biogas maize on the whole thing. The new people have asked to stalk the ground themselves to protect their maize or at least 'help' me with the stalking in their words. Now I have been consulted by the landowner as to my thoughts. I've said I wouldn't be happy sharing the stalking and would agree to increase my efforts if the deer damage was an issue. I don't know if the new farmers are genuinely concerned for the crop, or whether they've just seen a nice deer opportunity to move in on?! I think damage is inevitable the way the fallow operate. I'm just half expecting the blame to be pointed at me if the new farmers don't get their own way?