I have been watching a herd of Sika hinds now over the last couple of seasons and have come to the conclusion there is no cull done on them.
Where I stay we have a number of grouse estates surrounding our area but little to no shooting is done by the estates on the lower farm grounds as we are in the foothills of the mountain range behind us. So over the last few seasons I have been interested in the growth of the Sika that is here, Boundaried by forrestry commission ground is the estate farms prodominantly sheep, The Sika cause a lot of problem to motorists myself included over the years not to mention the countless damage they must be doing to woodland,
The herd I have been watching is only one of the small herds around here as on the way home at nights in different sections of the 27 mile journey from Inverness to mine along the one road in South Lochness I come accross countless other groups.
That was last year about this time,
a morning or two ago .
I have more pics but you can see how big that one herd is getting . Just to add these pics are taken within rage of the main road at no particular time of the day.