Just wondered if anyone had any advice ( other than take them up ! ) on how to stop Roe getting in fox snares.
On this piece of ground there have been 4 roe around for a while ( they get left alone on this piece ), and we have had quite a few foxes on tramlines,etc where there have been roe slots showing also, no problems.
However just spoke to the keeper in the last week he has taken 2 roe out of fox snares within 100 yds of each other in a wood where he has had some set, managed to release them both by pinning the wire down then cutting the snare noose. He advised it wasn't the easiest thing to do !
So my questions are, 1. do you think the deer will survive ( he advises they ran off fairly sharpish ! ), and 2. Is there a way to discourage the roe to put there head in ?
He has now tried putting a branch above the top of the snares to see if he can encourage them to jump over it.
Any advice / ideas welcome !!