Continuing on from my question about a buck staying around a doe during the rut I'd be interested in your ideas concerning this particular buck.
The roe deer have only recently encroached onto this particular piece of land, perhaps during the last 4-5 years.
I have seen several does (6)on the 400acre site that has many quite small but very dense woods and fantastic feeding on the many shrubs and very well kept areas flanking the woods. This area is cut off from the surrounding coutryside by a well fenced railway line to the East, A military base to the South, a town to the North and lots of blue stuff to the West. There are cross over points and the trains stop at 12pm so I guess they must have come in during the night through these entry points. Each of the does on the site currently have twin kids.
I havent seen any other bucks on this piece of land but do know of 3-4 others across the railway line, again an area only recently becoming populated by roe.
The particular buck I have been asked to cull is possibly the only one on 'my' side of the fence.
My questions are:
1 Would you cull it (I dont really have much choice as the damage he's done is unacceptable to the owner)
2 Should I leave him until after the rut and try and catch up with him then?
3 Should I just leave him be and wait for the population to develop and tell porkies to the owner ?