I suspected it might happen one day, and it just has.
I rang the landowner (been doing deer control on his land for 6 years but could never take clients there) last night in readiness for stalk this morning, in his abrupt words 'yes i have seen roe but i am changing the guard', i asked him to explain what he meant, he abruptly said, 'you have been here long enough, i'm getting someone else in' obviously my next question was 'why?' he just refused to answer and said 'bye' and hung up, unbelievably arrogant and rude.
The reasons i suspect are, he has always wanted me to shoot females out of season, in fact anything and everything in or out of season, and i have refused.
Last winter another stalker gave me a name of someone who had been rabbit shooting on a neighbouring farm and saw an injured fallow over the boundary on my permission, he 'put it out of its misery' (with what calibre?) and told my farmer the next day, and gave him half the proceeds, when i asked the farmer (some weeks later) he said yes it had happened but was a one off.
Now this land is only 170 acres but held many fallow and roe, so it hurt to lose it.
But, what the new deer stalker doesn't know is the farmers tenants are always out at all times of the day walking their dogs etc
After many futile early morning visits i got up extra early once, it was pitch black but i heard a woman calling her pet in the woods, what a recipe for disaster!
Still at least it has helped getting this off my chest by posting on here!