The woodland manager that looks after the estate were I have permission to shoot is giving me a hard time over the amount of damage being done to mature larch and fir.
I know there is a large amount of red deer in the woodland but the problem is that there is no way of shooting through the dense cover.
The only time the deer break cover is in the dark and return before daylight.
We applied for a night shooting permit in January only to be turned down because of not enough damage to justify night shooting. We tried driving the woodland through with beaters but this was unsuccessful.
We have asked for two paths to be cut in the trees to give shooting opportunities but this option was a dead end from the start, "forest manager doesn't see the need for them"
Anyone got any ideas of how to get them out of cover during daylight.??????
Thankyou all in advance