Hi guys am after a bit of advice please. On my patch which is about 30 acres of woodland I have shot a few muntys but no roe as yet as I've generally not seen that many about. Recently I've seen a few does about and one buck which was a nice looking 6 pointer. I should say I think it's been one buck I'm 90% sure it's the same one. Anyway I've left it alone as it looked in good condition and was thinking of shooting it after the rut. Also concerned that if I shot it and it was the alpha buck (what's it called?) I've heard that others from the surrounding area would come in and do a lot of damage fraying and marking territory.
I shoot the woodland on the owners behalf to a) keep the muntys in check (generally shoot every one I see unless with dependant young) b) keep the deer population generally under control as they've had tree damage and difficulty planting new saplings c) keep a supply of meat going.
Any thoughts on how to develop a policy for which bucks and doe to shoot?
Thanks in advance.