I often hear fellow deer stalkers complaining that no land is available anymore for stalking, well it just isn't the case.
I picked up a new farm last year by recommendation, 500+ acres.
But i have had my eye on an area for some time, only 100 acres but steep valleys (typical Devon!) surrounded by woodland, and made tentative enquiries without approaching the farmer directly, the same answer kept coming back, 'oh deer stalker ..... has shot there for years', but i had never heard any shots or seen any other stalkers on the land.
So i was driving past the farm this week and saw the farmer working, got chatting and asked the question, 'does anyone control the deer on your farm?' i was very surprised when the answer came back, 'nope, we stopped the other stalker coming nearly 10 years ago (i didn't ask why), do you want to shoot my deer?' so i guess you know what my answer was!
So don't despair, there are still farms out there with nobody stalking, just ask!