I need some advice as I have permission over 400+ acres of arable farmland.
The interesting bit is two woods that are about 200 metres apart, one is 12 acres and the other is 4 acres. There is evidence of activity in the woods especially next to deer fencing put around areas cropped for timber last year. it appears that something has been laying in the grass and there are trails through the grass and growth. I put a trail cam up overlooking a clearing which had disturbed areas in the undergrowth but in three days there was no show of any animals
The woods are surrounded by wheat fields and they have a deep (5ft) ditch around them.
There are two high seats available but just placed randomly by the farmer (one facing a horse paddock!) so I need to think about where to place them
Should I keep relocating the trail cam and if so any suggestions to where?
There is vehicle access up the middle of the 12 acre wood but it is chest high in nettles, should I run the landrover up it a few times to clear it a bit. I have seen droppings in the wood and the farmer says he has frequently seen deer in the fields when spaying. Presumably not Muntjac as they are big enough to see in the wheat.
Anyone reccomend a website for deer dropping identification?