I am probably going to get blasted for this post, but I feel it is really time to speak out.
It's now becoming clear, and if you hadn't notice check out the BBC website that deer numbers have exploded particularly across the South East of England.
Judging from the numbers seeking stalking on here, its clear that their are plenty of people eager to do the deed for free, so why have we got a problem?
Stalking used to be a service, kill the deer to stop damage, stalker keeping most of the meat. I was recently invited to check out some land, it was clearly deer damage, which i informed the landowner,"sure i can get your numbers down" then he said great will i be paying by cheque! He wanted £8,000 for me to do pest control!
For those that seem to hord land and rent it out I say if you have land you have a responsibility to kill deer, call it management if you want, "but get some dead" as a keeper once told me, dont mess around with only one spiky and a a juvinille, FILL THE LARDER.