One of the problems with surveyors tape is that it does not show up all that well in a flashlight beam. Some work, some don't. I used a fresh roll this year to mark a trail, and the first time I went to use it in the dark- Zip.
Test your tape with the flashlight you're going to be using.
I'm going back to kite string. For years, I strung kite string between trees to act as a trail marker. It's easy to pickup in a flashlight beam. I'm not talking yards and yards of it. I'm saying tie a piece between two limbs at eye level so that you have about a 3'-6' piece. Keep it high enough so the deer don't break it walking through. The newer polyester stuff shows up bright in a flashlight beam over the old cotton stuff.