Just seeing how everyone has been getting on with their roe doe cull this year?
I have to admit I have been struggling and am down on nearly all of my management grounds. I know they are there because of trial cams etc. I don’t think the wet winter has helped at all, they have been moving about a lot and to dryer ground, but these are not always on my permissions, and only return once the fields and woods have dried out a bit.
I try very hard with my roe doe cull, I take a cross section percentage of old, does without any young and yearlings to keep the population in a healthy balance. Along with this I take into account body shape and size.
I know some on the neighbouring stalkers just see it as a chore, go out and shoot the first few they see and its job done. Others don’t even bother thinking it will increase the amount of good bucks in a few years’ time.