I dont like talking numbers but I need to put this up for your views,as I dont quite understand what was going on,although I have my ideas.
I took on a private block of trees of 120 acres mostlly Ash and Oak , to control the Muntjac poulation adjoining a block of conifers of 210 acres supposedly managed by the Forestry C.
The only use it was getting was as a fox covert, it being previously owned by the local hunt.
Since I have been there we have cleared out rides and thinned out a small amount of the rubbish mainly Bramble and Blackthorn.
On to the point
These are the cull figures,Muntjac only.
2006. 26 bucks 3 does
2007. 19 bucks 5 does
2008. 20 bucks 3 does
2009. 15 bucks 4 does
2010.20 bucks 9 does
2011.26 bucks 9 does
2012.4 bucks 3 does to date.
I hasten to add I was not seeing many does,why on earth so many bucks.
We now have Nightingales nesting in the woods and have Roe moving in.