OK donít get too excited till you read it all
This IS NOT a commercial exercise. we are looking at a break even operation. Member ship will cover insurance new high seats maintenance, a chiller and paying people to manage the chiller and carcases.
At this time I am putting out feelers for new syndicate members who must be open certificate and preferably DSC1 minimum.
The land is mainly high seat shooting with about 12 high seat positions across 7 sites. We have a further three sites where walk and stalk is possible but two of them are small like sub 70 acres and one is 220 acres so consider this mainly high seat shooting
There is significantly more land in the pipe line
We have mainly fallow with some roe and a few muntjack however two of the potential new permissions are predominantly roe or have a large roe presence
We have noticed a reluctance to shoot deer once the fridge is full at home
As a result we are planning to site a chiller so stalkers can pass on the deer to us for selling on which enables us to keep to cull targets
This is going to cost a significant amount to purchase and run but we canít see any other way forwards
In order to finance the progress existing membership will increase and we are looking at possibly 5 new members at £500 each April to April
We will have designated cull dates every two weeks on rotation. Members will be guaranteed a minimum of 8 days stalking with further space available when rotations are not filled or when we need to put more pressure on certain sites to hit target.
I have nearly finished my first year with the group and have shot seven fallow and one roebuck in 11 months
We dont charge trophie fees and representative bucks have been shot this year but we may ask you to not shoot medal grade roe or masterbucks on certain sites and we have sites where the owners dont want the roe or the white ones shot.
Stalkers specificly wanting a master buck or medal roe will have to discuss this and agree terms before the shot
There is a kill fee of £25 per beast if you take it to the chiller gralloched & taged. We will manage it from there
If its a cull day and multiple beasts are shot we will collect them at the cull site and charge £35 kill fee for managing the carcass to the chiller and on to the game dealer
If you want to take the meet its charged at 2.50 per Kg
Any badly shot beast you pay the difference in the skin head and legs off weight to what the game dealer pays
We expect two work party days per year and if you donít there will be a fine of £50.00 per work party if you dont do them
You can earn points by sitting with a trainee in the morning and shooting on your own in the evening.
Four of these will count as a work party and can be done on non rotation days subject ot evening availabuility.
I have done a quick ready recnor on costs and come up with £500 this may be altered if required (unlikley) but theres no comitment to join
So at this early stage I am putting out fealers only
If this is of interest then please PM me and ill give you an email adress to send your CV too
We will make a final decision on what direction to take at the end of Feb.