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    roe deer in staffordshire

    just wondering if anybody has seen or heard of any roe in staffordshire?i live in north staffs and someone told me they saw one cross the road in front of them last year,then i have been speaking to a staffs council ranger yesterday and he tells me he saw three does in a field close to where i live.i have never seen any signs.

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    i find it hard to belive myself,looks like everybody else does to.it would be nice to have them here.

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    Re: roe deer in staffordshire

    Quote Originally Posted by tika.308
    just wondering if anybody has seen or heard of any roe in staffordshire?i live in north staffs and someone told me they saw one cross the road in front of them last year,then i have been speaking to a staffs council ranger yesterday and he tells me he saw three does in a field close to where i live.i have never seen any signs.
    Not sure exactly where you live and we really need to wait for the imminent results of the BDS Deer Survey 2005 but on the latest distribution map that I have there are several 10km squares in Staffs that have roe reported.

    There are roe in the three adjacent horizontal squares with Stafford town in the middle. North from there there are two squares with Macclesfield on the west and Buxton on the east with roe and by the way there are also reds reported in these two squares and four more adjacent squares.

    Given that these maps are at least a couple of years old you might well have roe on a slightly more widespread basis outside these squares.

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    i live in north staffs and ihave never seen or heard of any roe around hear i also stalk near buxton but also no roe quite a big herd of red though shot a big fifteen pointer last year

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    thanks paul,big eka.the ranger i was talking to first worked in scotland so he says he has seen loads of roe so he is fairly sure on what they were.the other lad who had one cross the lane in front off him has shot a couple of roe up north,so i dont know.there are lots of red about eka on the hills above leek but only odd ones my side of leek,where can you view this map you were on about paul?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tika.308
    thanks paul,big eka.the ranger i was talking to first worked in scotland so he says he has seen loads of roe so he is fairly sure on what they were.the other lad who had one cross the lane in front off him has shot a couple of roe up north,so i dont know.there are lots of red about eka on the hills above leek but only odd ones my side of leek,where can you view this map you were on about paul?
    There used to be pdf files on the BDS website in the information for each species that included a distribution map but on the new website they seem to have diappeared, posssibly awaiting an updated version. If you send me your email address by PM I'll happily scan the maps for roe and any other species in which you have an interest and email them to you.

    I should say that the two roe squares in the north of the county are actually more Cheshire and Derbyshire than Staffs. Also, "record" can mean just one confirmed sighting and does not necessarily indicate a population. One useful sophistication for these maps would be a different colour dot to show population densities.

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    well things may be on the up,spoke to a mate tonight who tells me he had a roe buck running up the lane in front of his car the other morning which again is in the same area as i keep geting told of sightings,he is a butcher and he does deer for a few people so he knows what they look like,then another lad told me last week he has seen 3 roe in a field twice the other side of the village about a mile or so away,fingers crossed

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    No roe down here in Staffs afaik. Lichfield, Cannock area. Reds Munty and Fallow.

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    i hav seen roe by kings bromley and alweras, also almost run a roe buck over on the way to dropping the O/H of at hoar cross while on my way to a mates place, and yesterday while on the M6 as i passed a timber yard by J15 i think, it looked like a roe doe stood back up on the hill side in the wood and i know of several groups of roe by tamworth but hav never seen any by the ground i hav by stone just fallow, reds and one muntjac to date but they do travel to find new territories, especialy in may/june as bucks are on the move

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    keep sending them this way please

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