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    Monmouthshire

    I'm possibly re-locating with work to Monmouth, the area looks perfect for deer and I understand there are plenty of Fallow about, plus Boar in The Forest of Dean. Does anyone have any knowledge of the area, stalking availability, are Roe present in the area etc etc.

    Just trying to tick all the boxes before we commit to a re-location.

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    i believe 8x57 on here is the man you want to talk to. Appart from being one of the friendliest nicest blokes to ever hold a ticket he has his own land and several friends who do as well who are also very friendly and links to a very nice club in the area too. Be careful who you talk to about boar in the forest some of the anti's are seriously anti apparently and quiet nasty with it.

    a very pleasant civilized part of the world by all accounts.

    Goodluck Scooby

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    Speak to elmerfudd (Barry) on here. He can give you all the info you need.
    There are roe and munty but (in my experience at least) in limited numbers.
    Plenty of people around (on here and elsewhere) offering boar in the forest and if you find a good one there are plenty to be had. Bit rich for me.
    Best of luck with the move.

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    Symond's yat has stuff walking around in the roads early hours, nearly ran into something Fallow sized in the dark one morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    Symond's yat has stuff walking around in the roads early hours, nearly ran into something Fallow sized in the dark one morning.
    I think I know the one you mean I saw her in the chippy in Monmouth last weekend!
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    I cannot say much about the shooting but it is a beautiful county. I have done lots of walking in that area and I would seriously consider living there if I had to move south. I was speaking to an associate recently who lives in the Forest of Dean and he told me the wild boar population is out of control and they are causing major problems.

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    Thanks for the heads up guys, yes its a stunning part of the country and you get more house for your money than on the english side of the Wye. Ill try and make contact with the guys you mentioned. Thanks again , there some first class fishing too by all accounts, the numbers of sea trout and salmon coming out of the rivers is not to be sniffed at. As long as I can pick up some shooting and fishing, ill be a happy man.

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    Whilst you may get more for your money than on the English side you know where you'll be living....proper badlands over that border....I get worried every time I see the border sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by joed View Post
    Whilst you may get more for your money than on the English side you know where you'll be living....proper badlands over that border....I get worried every time I see the border sign
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    Hardly bandit country Hereford old mate, but us borderers are fiercely independent and have been know to fight for and against both the English and the Welsh sometimes even at the same time but always for money.

    Wengland is a nice area to live Sako Hunter but hardly a deer metropolis. Yes we do have some fallow, not a lot but a few. Yes we do have a few small pockets of roe which may eventually reestablish themselves if the idiots leave them alone. We also have the odd muntjac wandering around but once again only the odd one or two, and its been like that for many years now. The boar have swum the river and are starting to make themselves know to us over the last few years but once again every man and his dog seem to be harassing them with or without the permission of the landowner.

    I only have a couple of small patches myself that I can shoot and I value them highly and would guard them down to my last round, and even then I would resort to the knife when my ammo runs out. However as edd mentioned get in contact with ellmerfudd as he shoots over immense areas of ground around Monmouth.

    I can't comment on the fishing as I don't fish but I understand that few fish are taken from the Wye or Usk these days as stocks are severely depleted.

    If you have kids don't forget that Monmouthshire is now regarded as a Welsh county and that Welsh which is an alien language in this part of Wengland is taught as a compulsory language in the schools until 16 years of age regardless of which side of the river you reside in. If I were moving to the area with work personally I would be looking to set up home around Ross because of this.
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