I've got a new permission which I'm struggling with at the moment. It's about 10 acres and is basically a mansion with a large garden. about 300m long. I't got a main road down one side of it and then a belt of dense woodland about 1/4 mile deep up a steep hill which is the only safe direction to shoot in. The woodland doesn't really have any paths or tracks in it and is very steep ground and hard and noisy going on foot. The landowner says he's being plagued by roe which are eating his wife's garden and I did see one at about 2 in the afternoon when I had a look round with him a couple of months ago. The place is pretty busy as there's people coming and going most of the day so I'm really limited to mornings.
I've been out on two mornings before dawn now and set up with sticks looking up the hill but not seen anything yet, although I did hear a roe barking as it cleared off when I arrived the last time I went. I'm thinking it will be better when the leaves are off the trees as I'll be able to see more.
Does anyone have any ideas for how best to approach this sort of thing?