I shoot on a farm 300 acres approx. There are two parts to it.
The main part where I have shot Roe.
Another part about 1 mile away from the main farm; wood surrounded by 4 large fields which are cropped, currently Wheat(2), grass and Rape.
These fields and wood are the peak of a ridge and it is my guess that the Fallow use it as a summer house.
There are woods adjacent to the one I shoot in, so the deer have cover and a route in to my wood.
Before I started shooting deer I had seen upto 12 Fallow in the wood and fields.
I shot 2 bucks last year, April and August but have only seen bucks there last year, upto 5, but shooting them seems to scare them away for about 3 months.
Until last week the fields had gas crow bangers for the Rape.
I saw two bucks there on Thursday and again on Friday, a 3 year old and a spiker.
Perhaps the 3 year old was showing the spiker around the place?
If I leave them do more return or they will return anyway if I cull them?
The farmer regards them as agricultural pests, crop and hedge damage.
Not used any attractants.
I would sell the carcases.
Do I cull them or leave them?