I have been requested by a farmer to control the Roe who are demolishing his turnip fields each winter. His land extends to ~1000acres, but he is a tenant farmer and does not own the land. The neeps (turnips) are usually on about 20-30acres. The resident keeper of the greater estate does not appear to do much of a job and deer control is not a priority - according to the farmer he is never down on his land, appears to concentrate on the pheasant shoot on other sections of the estate.
My understanding is that even if the stalking rights are not held by the tenant farmer, then as per the guidance issued by SNH the farmer can control deer for crop protection?
If that is the case then it is still obviously a wise idea for the farmer to advise the estate that he wants my help.
Thoughts and opinions?