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    While we are talking about fallow.

    Sorry chaps, bit of self indulgence here in my last post i mentioned that I had accidently picked up some ground ( case of being in the right place at the right time, for once) Went there today for the first proper look, Just as it was getting light bumped into a group of about 10 does and young, something spooked them, for a change it wasnt me!. Ho hum moved on again, Found a very good buck with about 15 does and young, took one doe and the rest scarpered but being on the edge of a large hill I had a feeling if I legged it back the way i came they would run right into me, unfortunatly for another doe they did just that. Did not want to make a pig of myself so left it at that.
    Beowulf heres another piccy of this local phenomenen, stumpy legged fallow. 8)

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    Very nice Moletrapper, very nice indeed!
    Although I think the reason that they have short legs is that you are chasing them all over the West Country! Whats it like down there at the moment? Had any frosts yet? Whatever the weather you are in Gods country! You lucky sod.

    I'm glad that the new land permission is paying off. I'm taking a friend to look at some of the Muntjac on my patch sunday. The last buck was 30lb gralloched, where he stalks a good Roe buck weighs that! I've got some big Muntjac I'm very proud of them. With some good deer management I will have some really bucks coming through.

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    Beowulf that morning there was a very good frost, the second one we have had this autumn, the other one was the second week in september.
    Word has it we might start seeing munty down this way one of these days, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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    I hope you get some Muntjac down there Mole Trapper. Cornish/Devon hedges aren't that different from Midlands hedges and the field sizes are similar. The M5 and A38 are perfect corridors from which to spread. I've been told that Salisbury Plan has Muntjac. So anything is possible.
    I find that once people are atuned to looking for small deer they see then everywhere! I'm not kidding, when I started looking for them all I would hear were their barks and see the movement of foliage. After a while I became accustomed to looking for these piggy little buggers and now they are no longer the invisible mythical creatures I thought they were. They remain however, very much an enigmatic animal and one I have a very high regard for.

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    There has been, still is, Muntjac on Salisbury Plain since back in the late seventies, that I personally know of, but as with all Deer they have multiplied and are here now in quite large numbers.
    Certain parts of the Plain have more than others due to the terrain/forestry and usage.

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    I wish the little buggers(muntjack)would move across the bloody border.I don't see why they wouldn't survive up here

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    I find a nice yearling Roe Deer to be the best taste wise,then munties and sika

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    I hope you get some Muntjac down there Mole Trapper. Cornish/Devon hedges aren't that different from Midlands hedges and the field sizes are similar. The M5 and A38 are perfect corridors from which to spread. I've been told that Salisbury Plan has Muntjac. So anything is possible.
    I find that once people are atuned to looking for small deer they see then everywhere! I'm not kidding, when I started looking for them all I would hear were their barks and see the movement of foliage. After a while I became accustomed to looking for these piggy little buggers and now they are no longer the invisible mythical creatures I thought they were. They remain however, very much an enigmatic animal and one I have a very high regard for.
    I saw a muntjac from the train just outside Tiverton Parkway last year.

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    i would like to see them in north staffs,i know they are in south staffs derbyshire but none near me.i have been working around the midlands today (earlswood,packington,kingsbury) area and there is some cracking ground around there for the little tinkers,didnt see any though it never stopped raining.i noticed on the m6 toll there are signs up for deer crossing,what would the be there?

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    i hav seen a munty doe by moddershall cricket club by stone , but earlswood is full of them a few roe aswell, packington has fallow and munty but hav seen roe by meridan and hav only seen a munty carcass on the toll but hav shot plenty of fallow that way.

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