After reading through various posts on this forum, I now feel I have to put pen to paper, or finger to key !
I have run a syndicate on FC land for over ten years, at first one block of around 1800 acres, with 6 rifles, and we took around 20 to 30 roe off it per year with the occassional red.
Then after 5 years I gained 2 more blocks about another 4,000 acres, which at the time I thought was expensive, after a while another part of the middle block was added, taking the ground to over 6,000 acres.
I could have split the ground into 3 seperate leases, putting 6 rifles on each block, but instead I kept it has one syndicate but with twelve members, thats 4 members per block, and keeping the cost wright for everyone, and we take off around 80 to 100 roe per year and around 5 to 10 red.
I have always run the syndicate has fair has possible, I do not make any money from it,
sometimes it costs me, but I do it because I would not be able to afford it by myself, so for those of you who are pointing fingers just be aware that there maybe individuals out there who run syndicates because they love to stalk, and not to make a fast buck.