there Must be a better way
by, 06-04-2011 at 20:02 (5224 Views)
Hi there guys.
Yes so I was thinking about our situation and jugging by the number of DS1 curses every week there must be stax’s of chaps in our same situation.
And after speaking to land owners, chaps in syndicates, guys that stalk. I have come to some conclusions and have been trying to come up with a better way for all.
So this is how I see things at the moment.
- Some small “land owners” (and tenants ex.) pay deer management companies to cull on their land. Isn’t this bizarre as we cant even find local cheep stalking!
- Large land owning companies have syndicates. They then charge a fixed fee and they then cull. This brings in some money but the numbers culled are not controlled and some chaps shoot up to 40 deer a year. At a fixed syndicate fee, of around £1000.00 a year.
- Then you have private land owners where only family and friends shoot, normally for free.
So there must be a better way.
What I want and I think a lot of chaps actually want is?
I only want to shoot 2 or 3 deer a year, not to sell but to process my self and for me and my family to enjoy. (Processing my self what I mean is initially I will have my local butcher do all the work and ill just supply spices, to end up with vors, droo vors, biltong, sausages and cooking meat.) Later I will set myself up to do it all at home.
Much like in the USA where most chaps only get one deer a year.
What I think land owners want:
- They want to get more money from their land,
- They want more money
- If there is crop damage from deer, they want it to be offset by income from the hunting of deer.
- They don’t just want any one walking around on their land.
- They want to be able to control when people have access, (when they are having a shoot, for pheasant they only want that to be going on.)
- They don’t want any liability.
- They also would like to know numbers of deer taken. And numbers left.
- Not that they are demanding or anything, but they generally would like to make more money, see items one and two.
So looking at the above and looking at technology that is now out there, their must be a better way. To organise this so we the small occasional hunter, as well as the land owners both get a better deal?