3. Photos Can Break the Ice
On some tracts it can be rather obvious the place holds an abundance of deer, even to the non-hunting landowner. After all, when deer are running everywhere, people tend to notice. The Herrs know that these landowners are continually pestered for hunting access, and take a different tack. In such cases, the Herrs might gain trust by first asking permission to simply hang a few game cameras on the property, in the hopes of capturing a few deer images. If this "test" reveals the presence of one or several big bucks, the Herrs' next conversation with that landowner will be a lot more pointed. And by that time it's likely the seeds of a friendship have already been sown.