Do we have the correct mindset to control muntjac numbers?
What am I wittering on about?
You stalk into a munty doe and its not obviously preggers so you pass the shot rather than leave a potentially at foot kid motherless.
You do the same at the next doe even though she looks like she may be up the duff but you're not 100% certain.
A buck pops out....fizz...bang...wallop. ..dead munty o'clock.
By not accepting that we may leave a kid to suffer are we causing a disproportionately high number of does and the subsequent explosion in their number?
Is there a point were the damage to the environment muntys cause takes precedence to animal welfare?