whilst sitting up a seat tonight in the snow and wind it finally dawned on me that i need a new stategy to get to grips with the deer on my land,
the probelm i have is that the land i stalk and look after has a herd of red on it and muntjac plus roe, and while i seem to be making inroads into the roe , the reds remain a real struggle as they only appear at night at this time of the year , but as you can guess when out of season ( hinds being the real issue ) they are on the ground.
they tend to lie up in a large wood that doesnt belong to the land but a wildlife trust, and tho there is stalking in it at times the impact on the farm surrounding it and the wood itself is getting pretty harsh !
we do have the rights in the neighbouring wood , and im looking to get some work underway in there during the summer to open up the rides and coppice a block etc , as firstly the wood desperetely needs it and also may help the deer use it more often.
but what im really asking for is advice if any availible in the short term as to how i can lure out the hinds in order to carry out a very needed cull .
thanks in advance