below is a draft letter which is self explanatory, any comments greatly appreciated. due to be sent to a dairy farmer with some good land/deer and nobody looking after them. hope it works!?!
I am writing in connection with the management of the wild deer population on your land, and would like to offer my services to you, free of charge.
My proposal is not for recreational stalking, trophy hunting or indiscriminate culling, but developing a proper management plan for the benefit of your crops, property and the wellbeing of the deer themselves. This would include the monitoring and recording of the current population, and eventually the culling of selective animals based on the current population in the area, cull records would be produced for future reference and planning.
To maintain a happy equilibrium in the population, the doe numbers would be kept to suitable levels to maintain the population and the poorer bucks would be culled to encourage development of better animals which would hold their own territory. Worthy successors to good animals would be left to develop and take the territory, or move on if neighbouring territory becomes available to them . Unworthy animals would be culled at appropriate times to alleviate the pressures on the good animals. Injured and unhealthy animals would be culled on site. I could also offer you the service of vermin and pest control if you so wish. All culling would be carried out using a licensed deer legal, sound moderated rifle and I have BASC insurance for the value of £10 million.
You will benefit from having a more healthy and happy deer population, which in turn will lead to less damage caused by territory marking etc. And one obvious benefit to a dairy farm, less uncontrolled movement of deer which could pass on disease to your herd.
Also having a deer manager on you land will deter poachers and trespassers as once word gets around, these types will stay away as my visits would be at irregular intervals, at obscure hours. Small signs could be placed at suitable locations to inform people of the presence of a deer manager. You could even end up with a supply of venison at your disposal.
To do this properly the police would be informed and the relevant land checks arranged if necessary, and your neighbours would be contacted to inform them of my activities, consult with their deer managers (if they have them, so that our plans can work with each other) and request permission to retrieve shot deer from their land should a shot deer run onto their land (this does sometimes happen, even a well shot deer can run for some distance).
If you wish to take up my offer, or discuss any points further before making a decision, please contact me so we can discuss the matter further and formalise arrangements/establish boundaries etc.
If you do not wish to take to further, I thank you for your time in reading this letter.