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    Oh joy!

    Heading home last night at dusk after usual rounds, I spotted a group of 6 reds, hinds calves and yearlings in a newly planted rape field on the main road.

    I do not have permission to stalk there, however, the owner had made an informal approach to see if I would "keep and eye on it". This patch is 6 large fields and a bit of hill grazing with 4 blocks of woodland.

    As it is a legal requirement and borders the main road, I was keen to do things right. I indicated I was willing but would prefer written consent.

    I arrived home and what was waiting for me, express permission for the very bit of ground I had so coveted!!

    Now lets see if that spiker is back out tonight......

    H.

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    Wonder what else is lurking in those blocks of woodland it might just surprise you.

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    You are very lucky to have deer on your doorstep,i envy you.

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    Very lucky indeed, deer in the back garden regularly.

    I should point out that, the approach came after a lot of checking up on me I had heard enquiries were being made that I was relaible, conscientious and above all SAFE.

    It also took a long time. Incidentally, no-one else on this ground, the 'keeper on the adjacent estate was nominally doing it, but 'keepers are busy enough with their own responsibilities generally and so I was approached.

    Still smiling. Now, what is in that big larch wood.......

    H


    I guess a good reputation counts for a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    Very lucky indeed, deer in the back garden regularly.

    I should point out that, the approach came after a lot of checking up on me I had heard enquiries were being made that I was relaible, conscientious and above all SAFE.

    It also took a long time. Incidentally, no-one else on this ground, the 'keeper on the adjacent estate was nominally doing it, but 'keepers are busy enough with their own responsibilities generally and so I was approached.

    Still smiling. Now, what is in that big larch wood.......

    H


    I guess a good reputation counts for a lot.
    every acre i stalk over ,i have gained through good reputation and hard work . and touch wood i have not had a complaint yet !

    now get out there and proove your worth , and my your empire continue to grow

    the very best of luck to you !

    cheers lee

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    Thank you Lee,

    I intend to make the most of it, as soon as possible. A few other irons in the fire as well!

    I can't stress it enough get a foot a in the door, and then prove what you can do, do it well, do it safely and do all you can to help the landowner - see it from their point of view.

    My first bit came by outrageous fortune, after a chance meeting I was invited for the summer to take one roe buck from a wood, I spent the summer assessing the wood and deer population and told the owner that he did not have a buck to spare and presented him with a review of the wood including all the natural history observations made.

    He was so delighted I was given free rein and have been there ever since!

    For those with no access to stalking keep working at it, perseverance pays off.

    Rgds

    Craig

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