I have been asked to take a few Reds on a small area of land which is surrounded by other farmland. I have already made my opinions felt about fencing etc as I think since the land is surrounded by other deer-friendly spots a lot of the issues could be tackled by fencing off the more vulnerable areas - albeit expensive.
Problem is it is very small - less than 20 acres. Doubtless there is a lot of deer damage, but this range overlaps the two other farms. I have little experience with Reds - I am confident about cull targets for all of my Roe shoots but as I am unlikely to have access to the surrounding land on this one getting an accurate head count or setting targets might be harder. Question for you folks with more experience on Reds than me - what is the smallest permission you would consider?