Ok, you may have seen on a couple of my threads that due to either deliberate release (which I've been told happened) or escapees we have around 20 Sika very close to my shooting permissions. I was wondering if/when they would roam the 1/2 - 3/4 of a mile onto my ground and according to a fella who works there it seems they have arrived!
9 were seen leaving the 40 acres where I have placed a trailcam due to the munty tracks (in the munty highway thread) and crossed the road over onto the other 1000 acres I shoot. After talking to the chap who saw them he thought there were 8 hinds and one younger stag who only had smallish spikes. This would tally up with a group I have seen before about 2 miles away.
Here comes the dilemma and question.
I have permission to shoot anything I like in the smaller fields , but not the 1000 acres which is Muntjac only. If it were you and the opportunity arose would you shoot any of the Sika?
Again I'll reiterate that I am under no pressure to shoot anything it is purely recreational, other than a few people connected to the land are after some venison, including the fella who spotted them!!
I can't quite decide what I'd do yet and am too inexperienced to know what would be for the best, with the Sika being non native and released/escaped animals!
Your thoughts please,