Just found out from a farmer in Stroud that three 'stalkers' from Stoke on Trent have written to farmers/landowners and are offering £7 per acre for stalking in the Stroud, Gloucestershire area.
Bearing in mind they are 100 miles from the area, things that come to mind are:
How are they proposing to manage the deer populations on the land?
How often are they going to visit the area?
Are they going to look for just trophy deer for selling to paying guns?
Are they just going to rape the area and then move on when the cherry picking has been achieved?
Do they realize just how many local stalkers/gamekeepers they are going to pxss off?
Do these three expect there to be just an acceptance of them taking over other stalkers ground?
Do local farmers landowners realize what they can be expecting?
Stalking in this area is not just about deer shooting its about the deer welfare and selective population control for the deer health, land management, wildlife management etc.
It has been sought by Erik Hamburger in another post for stalkers to join the North Cotswold DMG this would be much more help.
If these 'stalkers' are on SD please understand this message and realize just what you are attempting.
For all of you out there look at what you could be expecting in your area.