Recently i acquired my first bit of shooting land which has proved to have muntjacs on it. I am very happy about this as until now all the (limited) stalking ive done has been paid weekend trips.
I recently shot a heavily pregnant doe muntjac which was the first ive taken on this permission.
I have since seen another Doe and a Buck but was reluctant to shoot them, as i already had a freezer full and i want to encourage them to breed at least to the point where i have regular sport. This permission is a 370acres golf course surrounded by a large woods (most of the woods 95% is outside my permission) however the muntjacs ive seen have been wandering out of the woods onto the golf course, or by a small wood in the golf course which is floor covered in blue bells right now.
I had this theory that if i leave the buck be, he will remain in the local vicinity and will attract further does into my permission.... is this likely or am i living on a cloud ? obviously things are looking good for this permission, in my first two outings ive seen three muntjacs but id like to make sure i manage the permission well and maximize the number of deer which i can take without taking too many and leaving myself deer less !
many thanks for the advice