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    red deer and oil seed rape

    evening all ,

    in a nut shell do red deer eat oil seed rape ?

    ive just got in from my permission , and yesterday where i had barley stubble i now have freshly drilled rape .

    and just over the boundary there is a herd of 30-40 reds , a mix of hinds calfs and small spikers and if last year is any thing to go by , from what i saw last year the herds size will increase by another 50 - 60 animals !

    a horrible problem to have some might think , but i also the to think of my land owner and his crops !

    by the look of it their gearing up for the rut !

    am information would be greatly appreciated .

    cheers lee

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    Didn't get one tonight then!
    I think most deer will eat it when it is young but won't eat it when it is high unless they have to. If they do eat it then, it can give them the screamin shoits and make them temporarily blind!
    Could make them easier to shoot though!
    MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    Didn't get one tonight then!
    I think most deer will eat it when it is young but won't eat it when it is high unless they have to. If they do eat it then, it can give them the screamin shoits and make them temporarily blind!
    Could make them easier to shoot though!
    MS
    no mate the buggers were about 400 yds away , a whole heap of them ! well if they dont eat the rape i know they will be chowing down on the beet field next to it !


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    Hi Lee
    The Red's and Fallow i stalk in Linc can be a right pain in the butt on rape from when it first comes through untill it flowers, the stag's an buck's also can live in it late summer many a time when it has been cut Stag's an Buck's have bolted from the crop

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