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Thread: ground cover for munjac/boar

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    ground cover for munjac/boar

    would/will munjac and wild boar live in a sika spruce plantation ,there is a good mix in the ages of the timber with plenty of light and open patches in most parts there is bramble patches .for the most part it is unhunted and a very large bit of ground open hill on one side and pasture on the other ..thanks john

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    Boar like most habitats. They like broad leaf forest and coniferous. Best if it has agriculture near by. The thing with boar is there home ground can cover many sqr kilometers. So it do's not depend on one sort of cover

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    Hi Irish,
    Not sure about Muntjac, they seem to like bramble and broadleaf coppice and hedgerows and old dis-used quarries and colliery sites. I think a good clay soil plays its part to. Its my own personal theory but if you look at their spread throughout England.

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    Munties may be prepared to use the sikta for cover & security while it's low and relatively dense, but will move out as soon as the understorey it provides thins out. If there's no food, they won't hang about anyway in the first place - they certainly won't eat sikta, so need a proper food source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mole
    Munties may be prepared to use the sikta for cover & security while it's low and relatively dense, but will move out as soon as the understorey it provides thins out. If there's no food, they won't hang about anyway in the first place - they certainly won't eat sikta, so need a proper food source.
    i hav to agree with mole on this, but the other thing also to consider that most sitka plantations are grown in forestry conditions, which means on steep hill sides often in areas where soil is of poor quality so a limited food chioce will grow there also as you hav said open hill on one side which in this country will be subject to a lot of cold winds and conditions so also you will find the rides in the plantations could be a bit of a wind tunnel and munties hate cold and windy conditions, thus finding they will opt for the valley floor where it will be a little warmer and probaly more vegitation for food and cover

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