A stalking friend and I have adjacent permisions, his is a great bit of arable ground still in stubble consisting of three massive fields thick hedges and woodland to the south. Mine is a beef farm to the west.
last week he found 3 dead does in various states of decay and tyre tracks across the stubble. This morning we went out before light to another local patch only to notice fresh mud out of one of these fields and lo and behold another doe with her arse torn out by dogs just left in the field.
So we know they've been twice in one week and are using dogs. Why are'nt they taking all the deer they kill? The fields have no gates and numerous access points. Is there anything we can do to stop/catch them. we haven't reported to the ploice yet, is it worth it? If we do catch up with them do we really want to be in a toe to toe situation with that sort?
Thanks for reading any help appreciated. Can't believe how frustrated and pissed of I feel particularly as the area is only 2 miles away.