Well guys. I've been stalking these sika since last February and have some success, however it never fails to amaze me how difficult they are to find. There seems to be little pattern to their movement except it must be at night. I find lots of signs of their nigh time activity but just not many of them. I know there are plenty on the ground which is thick coniferous woodland, surrounded by open moor, and split up by some nice burns and open glades.
Generally see in the region of 30 deer between two of us over a long weekend, but this weekend only saw 2.
So to those of you with years of experience of these little bugg**s what are your best tips. All sensible advice much appreciated.
Perhaps the mild weather has something to answer for, or the bright moon, or the wind. I honestly don't know.