Hi all,here is something for you to read.)))
In 2011 me and my shooting partner start looking in to deer farming we finde a 12 acre field in the middle of 80 acre wood we have permission to shoot.So we cleared our idea with the land owner,he give us green light for it.
So we start looking for some live stock around us,and slowly building the fencing,we wanted to make it very strong so we put in every two metrs 3 inc posts and every 30 metrs we had telegraph post in all in for fencing,posts and renting digger and other staf was about 3700 GBP excluding our time and work.We finished it in just under 11 month time on 29 of October we bought 16 red hinds and master stag,he was about 10 years old the hinds about 5-8 years old.
Over the winter we pay out a lot of money to feed them,and in the spring we had 10 extra calves.The owner called us up and wanted to have a talk about rent price.
He asked for 3500 GBP per year for 12 acer field.We can't afford that,so we start looking for another option but there was a problem we didn't have money for another fencing so we asked landowner to come down a bit in rent price and he did up to 2500 GBP still to much.
So we start looking to sell the deer,we didn't want to cull them but that was the case we get a good money for the stag 22 points and we just make our money back on hinds and calves all vent like venison to game dealer.((((
So a good leson for everyone always clear rent price befor start anything,if you don't have lifter only buy Fallow deer,the reed just to have to hendle and don't do it by your self,good partner is the key.
And on top of all The landowner have a fenced field as the back rent.(((((
I hope that is something interesting for you guys.
Sorry for my English,Iam russian.