I look forward to reading the review of the various stalking seasons in Shooting Times each year. I am always looking out for good deer shot in Wales and I'm usually disappointed but not this year.
It was particulary interesting that this year a silver medal 22 point red stag was reported from Powys and a silver medal sika stag from Glamorgan. Every other red on the list apart from a single Scottish beast came from East Anglia
I knew that there are some big reds about in Powys but according to most experts there are no wild sika in Wales apart from a single small group on the Teifi estuary which might be sika x red crosses.
The spread of deer in Wales is quite amazing as in the 1970s there were really just fallow with maybe a few red in the Welshpool area and a few roe just starting to spread in from Shropshire.
We now have red, fallow, roe, muntjac and apparently sika and the roe have got as far as Bangor on the far NW Wales coast.