I have just obtained some new stalking, I have been and walked the ground and the farmer informs me that the arable land near the woods is being hammered by deer. The slotting and run in and out of the wood would concur with his statement, also there are tracks all over the winter wheat and even some in the plough next door.
I have erected a high seat that sits in the hedge running parallel to the wood so I can see both fields with ease. I have been up there three times now, but have not seen a deer. I have done two evening sessions and one morning, all to no avail, but still the slotting appears, I have not been up there with a lamp yet to see how and what time they are out feeding at night but I feel that might be my next option. I know the neighbours on the other side of the wood have hit them hard taking over a 100 in the last year but the well worn tracks and amount of slotting suggest a good number are still in residence or at least within the area.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.