So, after the game season, the next events are pigeon bashing and the vermin shoots. It saddens me that this is when some people see fit to blast away at deer with shotguns! I daresay few are armed with anything bigger than No.4 shot either. Some will no doubt claim it is being done under section 7 of the deer act (farmers defence), but others will just blatantly ignore the law and do it anyway as they seem to now class muntjac in particular as vermin. Either way there will be pellet riddled deer suffering in our countryside. We all know it goes on, but it is very difficult to prove and I suspect some folk would just turn a blind eye rather than upset the applecart? It's probably about time somebody was taken to court over this to get this law tested and established and stand as a warning to others. I'm sure most of us that shoot a lot of deer have found pellets of various sizes as well as rimfire rounds in deer over the years, but I always find the fresh pellet wounds just after the game season for some strange reason? This is not just in one area either! Anyone else have any thoughts on this?