I turned down my first potential deer permission
I've been a member of this site for a long time now, have passed my DSC1, and have been on a number of outings courtesy of generous SD members. But I've yet to down my first deer.
I was talking to another landowner recently, who happened to mention that he owned a fair bit of ground near ---------.
Knowing that area to be pretty "deery" I popped the inevitable question.
Yes, he replied, it's absolutely overrun with deer, and he'd be delighted if I'd carry out the necessary culling for him... As it happened he'd just agreed (a couple of days before) with another stalker to do it for him, but as the other chap hadn't yet signed on the dotted line..........
At this point I politely withdrew.
Did I do the "Right Thing"? It's a cut-throat world out there....
There's a fairly high chance that the other stalker is an SD member. One day I'll find out who you are, and when I do you can buy me a pint. Or two.