I have just secured a very nice long lease for fallow in sussex, with considerable doe numbers and the bucks aren't up to much on heads in fact they are very very poor
There is initially a lot of graft to be done, high seats, shaping some rides etc etc
The emphasis is on deer management of the Does reducing numbers and starting a rebuild on the bucks as a long term project, not a money making venture
Ideally a team of four would be sufficient, I have already myself and a good stalking buddy for two. So two more will be perfect
I have permission to install a chiller and there is a brick built bothy that could be used as a bit of overnight sleeping bag refuge, so weekend stalks of four stalks are or will be the way to go.
initially a chiller and do the bothy up will be the primary cost along with high seats, this is not a profit leant commercial or pay by stalk venture, there are no guests, no mates, just four guys attending at the same time to pre arranged dates to manage the deer with me
initially I hope the Doe cull should pay for most of the chiller and repairs, if you want to take a beast home now and then that's fine, all the other culled animals will go into the pot to re coup the lease and on going costs.
cull records have to be 100% as is safety the lead word.
what you need to have. Honesty and a sense of humour and be able to attend work parties and be able to get on with everybody if you have level 2 that would be great, but it's not essential my aim is to find a couple of guys to help me collecting the cull and having some decent stalking at the price of a bit of hard work, it's long term
you will be asked to prove your safety skills and complete a three in four and be able to gralloch properly, that's it.
anyone interested pm your details to me and although it won't start until October, there is a shed load of work prior to that, I will get back to you if your in the frame.