As part of a civils job we are doing at work, an area of long grass is due to be sprayed off tmoro ready to be cut and bailed next week. The area is then being ploughed and drilled with maize for a study the week after. I mentioned the fact that there may be young deer in the grass today to the study manager and that someone should walk through asap to move anything on. Seeing as I sounded like I knew what I was doing I've been asked to sort it last minute!!
Would walking through the grass an hour or so before spraying be sufficient in the morning? I plan to get here early doors tmoro for an initial recce as no-one else will arrive on site til about 8.30am!
If I/we come across any youngsters, what is the best way to move them on if they lay up to prevent our scent getting on the animal?
Do you just move them to the nearest area that won't be affected by the spraying, or the next field?
Are they likely to return in the next few days so we'll have to repeat the excercise before they cut the grass?