A chance remark at a friends birthday bash a month or so ago has resulted in me picking up 700 acres today. The chap in question works on the farm next to the 250 acre one I shoot over & he told his boss about me who asked if I would call in & see him today.
So dressed in best tweed & moleskins off I go with some trepidation as this landowner has the reputation of not suffering fools gladly & is a very straight talker. Well you couldn't have met a nicer chap, a gentleman of the old school & when he found out I used to live on a farm 2 miles from his home village near Watlington I was home free with carte blanche on deer, fox, rabbits etc on his 700 acres mainly arable.
I'm guessing around 100 acres is un-shootable due to the close presence of some houses at the back of one village but the rest should be OK but not much cover in the form of woodland. Never mind as the deer on my friends farm I shoot which has a good size wood migrate all over this new one anyway.