There is this great woodland on a hill immediately opposite my house. I can hear the deer barking at night when I am in my garden. Having tried to obtain permission since March 2011 (from the day after I got the DSC1) I have been out a few times on invitation of the landowner together with the prof. pestcontroller retained for the deer control.
This week, some two and a half years after I first asked, and after a long and slow process of building trust, I was finally given the keys to the gates and permission to stalk up on that hill, providing I clear my visits with the Prof. in advance.
It beggars believe but when I went yesterday evening, for the first time on my own on a piece of prime hunting woodland within sight of my home, very exited...
...I found the place OVERRUN with families & kids camping and enjoying the start of their 4x4 driving Landrover club weekend...
As you can imagine I managed to find a clear line of fire from a high seat between the pitched tents and only by carefully timing the moment I would squeeze the trigger to take out the many deer that were happily grazing everywhere did I manage to avoid hitting a playing child or a barbequing family.
So the larder is now full.
And I never lie.