I have the stalking on a large Midlands estate. Over the last few years I have encountered growing numbers of dog walkers, ramblers, twitchers, picnickers and the like roaming where they shouldn't. This is even more noticable this year as we enter the summer months. Obviously this is of great concern to me both from a safety point and also because it almost always leads to a ruined stalk. I usually approach these trespassers and open a conversation with "Have you lost your way?" Most parties when approached and the situation explained are happy to leave the area or return to a public footpath without question. However, there are also more obstinate types who would rather argue that they are doing no wrong and carry on regardless. As I am the one carrying a firearm I am always aware that it is best to act prudently and not leave myself open to false accusations after a heated argument. Therefore I explain my reasons for requesting them to vacate the area as calmly and sensibly as I can. If this does not work I usually give it up as a bad job and if still time move to another part of the estate. I would be interested to hear other comments or advice from other stalkers on this matter.