I went for a Stalk yesterday evening (with full knowledge of the farmer: Time and location cleared in advance): Roe rut in full swing, I managed to call them in, four of them, using the Buttalo call, superb to watch, ended up in a high seat, got ready to select a cull buck, great evening. A classic. Up to a point.
And then...... a man with a rifle appeared under the high seat, he got very angry and aggressive as he had the 'sole stalking rights' on this farm and had paid a lot of money for it. And what did I do in his high seat, he was going to call the Police, I must be a poacher, he demanded to know my name and see my permission letter, etc. The language he used was fruity ( to say it politely), the body language aggressive.
To make a long story short, the evening was spoiled for him, for me, and also for the farmer who had better things to do.
It was bound to happen one day - farmers need to get their act together re. permissions, access and safety. And they need to decide if the gain of a paying stalker looking for trophies is worth the loss of a pest controlling shooter who tries to manage his pigeons, rabbits, fox and deer.
But lets try to see the funny side of things: During this almighty row two bucks were watching us, not fuzzed at all, from only approx. 50 yards, and they quite enjoyed the commotion!
And if you are that man (I didn't get your name) please send me a PM and maybe we can meet up for a beer, shake hands, put it down to experience, and who knows, one day we could go for a Stalk together on one of my other permissions.