After a few years of trying I now have my own bit of ground. This came totally out of the blue whilst at work, when I got talking to the owner of some land that we train on & he complained that the deer had demolished most of the 1000+ trees that he had planted.
I have spent a few outing just looking & have seen 11 fallow does & a half decent buck (heard him grunting the other evening). Also a doe and kid together, most crossing on the field belonging to the adjacent farm. apparently there are a few monty's about aswell but haven't seen any as yet. The owner states there is upto 80 fallow at times !!!
Can I ask peoples views on what age deer to take preference on, or any suggestions on good reading for mangement.
Ps. I need to leave the big buck.