Well all system go last night rifles all sorted and mates NV all sighted in (see Drone Pro ) in equipement reviews. We had over £12 k of assorted optics in the truck so nothing had been left to chance.
Anyway was eager to get out as I had got a superb bit of new ground, 150 acres on a lovely bank facing west, adjoining a prev permission. Guy who rents it had prev took me out and shown me the boundaries so we were waiting for the grass to be cut. Last night glourious evening and we arrive 8pm is, big crop of grass and slow drive arround, now you can see most of it from the top and no obvious fox activity but as we go throug a gateway there a fox almost next to us, which goes straight into the hedge, we reverse back an it (she) is going from where we just come from. We decide to leave and proceed only to notice two fox cubs in the sun under the hedge up the bank from us.
Concencus is we need to get adults first so drive down rest of fields, alive with rabbits and then find another earth with hen feathers everywhere, so wehave now got two litters to sort.
Anyway we return to a good but difficult vantage point to see if we can sort the first lot.
Now I don't know why but I thought I better let the guy who rents the ground we were out ( he knew already as i said the prev day that we would be out), sent a text saying we were out and were on the foxs only to recieve a reply saying it was not ok as the guy who actually ownes the ground diddn't want us there shoooting.
Pissed off or what I just couldn't believe it however a quick phone call confirmed all not good between guy renting ground and proxy owner (difficult issue to explain).
Then get a call from mate who is doing a reccy saying he's found the vixen and its a good easy shot, then had to break the bad news to him, he's gutted.
Well so this wonderfull bit of ground is now off limits till the respective parties get their individual issues sorted, we got 10 = foxs we can't sort when we might have got most of them last night.
Just shows it does pay to make very certain all is OK before proceeding.
Comment: a lot of my shooting does not involve paperwork but when a guy actually drives you arround the ground and tells you what you can shoot you don't normally question them.