I have just got permission on a piece of land that is heaving with fallow every evening. The paddock that they frequent is bordered on two sides by roads. About 50 yards into the field is a cluster of 6 trees, one of which is perfect for puting a high seat up. As there are no other trees in a suitable position and because of the lie of the land a high seat has to be used.
I am going to face it away from the road looking up the hill which will give me a perfect safe shot for almost 180 degrees. The problem is that the fallow usually come across the road which will be behind me and usually upwind but will then have to cross the line of the highseat before I can take a safe shot.
I am not sure whether I have described the situation very well but my question is, am I wasting my time as they will wind me too quickly as soon as the pass by the high seat or do you think the positioning of the high seat will still work.
Also, the farmer is desperate to have a big cull of the animals as they are coming in every evening 20 or 30 at a time in 3 or 4 seperate groups and he has not taken any hay off this 20 acres or so for 4 years!!! There are muddy tracks everywhere where they walk and jump the fences. Do you think I should feed them in the area infront of the highseat?
Also, alot of these animals are coming in just after dark. Is feeding them going to encourage them to come in earlier or is it just a case of waiting until later in the year when the hours of darkness are shorter?
I am sure all of this is a case of 'suck it and see' but you knowledgable folk will probably be able to cut down the trial and error for me a bit!