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    Minsterley Deer Stalking Club

    I've had to put my stalking on hold for a while recently due to moving. Now i'm settled i'm desperate to get started again and have been looking for stalking in and around Shropshire. Minsterley ranges deer stalking club keeps cropping up - they seem a decent set up and competetively priced. However, i'm a bit concerned about the mixed reviews I have read and heard not just on this forum but elsewhere, particularly about the stalker. Most of the comments are dated so does anyone have recent experience of Minsterley, particularly the stalking club, that they would be happy to share before I part with my 195 for a years membership?

    Thanks

    Steve

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    I've heard they've shot everything that looks like a deer and are loosing members hand-over-fist because their land is nearly all shot-out.

    Also I heard they were selling days so cheap awhile back, and not keeping tabs on what was being shot, that people were shooting deer all day and declaring one or two that they had arranged.

    It's such a shame too as that area held a good few Red not just Roe (amongst the odd fallow escapees!)


    My information came from FC guys -
    T
    Last edited by Tommo; 07-06-2012 at 18:06. Reason: Dam IPhone self correction

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    Dont go there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! Full stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Stay well clear. I have taken a couple of guys from the SD out and they were not impressed with it. Not only that minstery ranges has gone to the dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    I've heard they've shot everything that looks like a deer and are loosing members hand-over-fist because their land is nearly all shot-out.

    Also I heard they were selling days so cheap awhile back, and not keeping tabs on what was being shot, that people were shooting deer all day and declaring one or two that they had arranged.

    It's such a shame too as that area held a good few Red not just Roe (amongst the odd fallow escapees!)


    My information came from FC guys -
    T
    Not sure how creditable your info is
    But the whole area is affected not just their ground
    And you mention the FC guys came out with this
    Sorry but the FC hav been organising a lot more than the syndicate ground at Minsterly hav been shooting
    Then you hav the rest of the scum bags shooting every thing that moves day and night
    Also on top of this you hav the poachers
    The whole area for miles around hav been affected by the amount of deer taken to reduce the numbers
    Even their fallow ground where they used to offer long haired fallow has been raped of it's numbers
    Not defending the Minsterly syndicate here but I feel there are other issue's that add to this that count

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    Not sure how creditable your info is
    But the whole area is affected not just their ground
    And you mention the FC guys came out with this
    Sorry but the FC hav been organising a lot more than the syndicate ground at Minsterly hav been shooting
    Then you hav the rest of the scum bags shooting every thing that moves day and night
    Also on top of this you hav the poachers
    The whole area for miles around hav been affected by the amount of deer taken to reduce the numbers
    Even their fallow ground where they used to offer long haired fallow has been raped of it's numbers
    Not defending the Minsterly syndicate here but I feel there are other issue's that add to this that count
    Stone,

    As I said my info came from FC guys, they were not going to be completely honest if they are partially to blame are they!!

    Bottom line is though that we agree - despite who's responsible !

    T

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    As far as I know the FC still have a "shoot on sight" policy for roe and muntjac in Wales and this might extend over the border to Shropshire. The exception to this might be the Forest of Dean/SE Wales area where according to a response to my FOI request they said that they are only shooting muntjac on sight and are managing the roe (and red). It may not be all Minsterley's fault that the local deer have been hammered because as well as the FC hitting them hard, lamping is popular in the area, both legal and illegal, and if a lamper catches a deer in the beam, on a lot of occasions it's going to be hard to resist the temptation. Roe were starting to get into North Wales and quite a few were reported in my area of NE Wales in 2007/8 but they seem to have disappeared now and many have pointed the finger at the lampers.
    Last edited by paul k; 08-06-2012 at 06:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223 View Post
    Dont go there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! Full stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    +1 I'm not 100% sure but i think that they have lost the Fallow deer shoot in South Shropshire only what i here on the grapevine.

    Jimbo

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    Thanks for the comments, more of the same really - it's a real shame as it would have been ideal for me.

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    Known fact in Wales, and most other places come to that. Fc dont manage the deer in their woods they just shoot everything they see.

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