So to expand from the title I'm currently one of those sorts who has spent far too many years not really looking around himself and now find that when out and around I'm very incapable of reading signs in the land. Of course this means that any encounter with wildlife tends to be at a very long range and based highly on chance.
I do understand that the best and only way to really learn is out in the field with someone experienced, but in the build up to moving toward that I would like to first at least get some grounding in things.So I am wondering if any here have any recommendations for books or websites where one can start to get a least a grounding in the theories. At least if I can build up some concepts of the underlying theories and read of others methods it will mean any time I can get outside with someone will be better spent rather than having to go over the total basics.
Of course this is not just limited to deer based stalks and also widens out to a far more general view - though of course working on one aspect will contain many skills and methods that will directly cross over to other areas.