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Thread: What to do with a deer serial killing neighbour?

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    What to do with a deer serial killing neighbour?

    What would you guys do if you had a guy going around all the neighbouring farms, convincing the owners Roe is costing them their trees and crops, and getting permission to shoot anything that moves, in-season and out-of-season.....meaning that the deer population is dropping to near nil around the region, noticably affecting the deer on your (my) grounds too. this is happening around where my shooting grounds are, and this guy is just profiteering from deer killing (I'm talking 120 roe in 3 months over 5,000 acres). another issue is, they are sold, even out of season to butchers, do 'they' not ask questions? what to do, what to do, what to do.....

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    i would say you need some kind of proof of out of season shooting or ensure that legal calibre being used but defo not the sort of thhing you want anywere near your own permission

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    Inform the land owners of the "guys" activities and the fact that they too could end if in hot water if he is shooting deer illegally. That might make them open there eyes and tell him to go forth and prosper!!!


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    Hi PKL,
    I must have read your post wrong 120 in 3 months and thats what your taking. I wonder how many hes getting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dalkur View Post
    Hi PKL,
    I must have read your post wrong 120 in 3 months and thats what your taking. I wonder how many hes getting.

    Talking, not taking..........................
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    what I was saying was that this guy in question, has taken around 120 deer over the last 3 months, based on what the neighbouring farmers and land-owners have been told (I guess he can't keep his mouth shut either). I've only taken a couple of deer on my grounds this year, but in normal years, I should have been able to take well in excess of 20.

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    Ultimately you have two choices. Either live with it or go around all the farms and convince the farmers that you can offer them a better solution than the incumbent. Offer them a share of venison sales, aquire the shooting rights and sub out IF yo can get help from SUITABLE people. You have a few options.

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    Root of all Evil MONEY!!!!!!!!! If you feel he is wrong Video the guy etc but be 100% sure he is up to no good.

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    One thing to bear in mind is that to many farmers deer are a pest, every mouthful of his grass they eat is one less for his stock, every ear of wheat nibbled is less profit on the crop. Many small farmers simply cannot afford this.

    Also bear in mind that if the deer are engaged in crop damage they may be shot out of season by the landowner or his agent.

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    Sounds like there is a deer problem that you could have taken on yourself before he did, as stated farmers cant afford to ignore damage, you could have done exactly the same as he has done, have gained permission to control the deer to what you think the level should be, I think you've lost out here, as stated be 100% sure that he's doing either right or wrong, become more proactive, use your reputation from your permission to get further areas of control around your present area, or if he's not doing anything wrong, just shooting a high population around you, you'll have to live with it. deerwarden.

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