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    Intro & advice please

    hi all and thanks for letting me joint
    have been stalking for about 4 years
    very lucky as all deer shot are processed in our butchery
    love stalking and getting out to keep up what happen on the ground
    currently using 7-08mm sako and just got Hammonds quad sticks expensive yes, but very pleased
    Now for advice please
    Thinking of starting a herd of Fallow deer on 20 acres
    Just started to look at the figures fencing, stocking rate, stock quality & price?
    first post please go easy on me!

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    Welcome to the site,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger-L View Post
    hi all and thanks for letting me joint
    have been stalking for about 4 years
    very lucky as all deer shot are processed in our butchery
    love stalking and getting out to keep up what happen on the ground
    currently using 7-08mm sako and just got Hammonds quad sticks expensive yes, but very pleased
    Now for advice please
    Thinking of starting a herd of Fallow deer on 20 acres
    Just started to look at the figures fencing, stocking rate, stock quality & price?
    first post please go easy on me!
    Fencing - 10 per metre, terrain dependent
    How many are you thinking of - no more than 8-10?
    Stock quality - piece of string...!! Say 400 per animal

    Need to look at feed, cover (habitat)

    Are you farming or are these just park deer?

    Lots of Q's.....
    Nooooooooooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!! Our main weapon is.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    Fencing - 10 per metre, terrain dependent
    How many are you thinking of - no more than 8-10?
    Stock quality - piece of string...!! Say 400 per animal

    Need to look at feed, cover (habitat)

    Are you farming or are these just park deer?

    Lots of Q's.....
    The research done so far say 4 to 6 does + followers per acre on good ground
    would like to run 20 does 2 stags & followers ( supplement feed)
    This has to be good for the deer and me
    it will be run on a park basis
    with the main aim to help new stalkers gain experience
    one of our biggest problem is badly handle venison some stalkers forget it is food
    Have talk to a few people with same size of acres that run deer would like to talk to more

    measuring up for the fence & costing
    has cover & good hedges
    ground is good
    eric the red where did you get your stock rates from?

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