Available: Henley on Thames Deer Syndicate

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A limited number of places have become available on a not for profit deer syndicate near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Please see the attached document for further information. Anyone who is interested in applying should send a direct message to this account.
 

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Good value but seems strange no roe to be culled ?

"Each syndicate member can visit the estate and cull as many deer as they wish. All carcasses shot by the syndicate will be entered into the estate larder and all sale proceeds will be retained by the syndicate to cover running costs. Members may retain one carcass per year for their own personal consumption."

£1000

I think you and I hold different concepts of value - which is circumstantial. Having said that, compare it to a a grand for a days' pheasant shooting and you may get to take home a brace, quiet different.
 
"Each syndicate member can visit the estate and cull as many deer as they wish. All carcasses shot by the syndicate will be entered into the estate larder and all sale proceeds will be retained by the syndicate to cover running costs. Members may retain one carcass per year for their own personal consumption."

£1000

I think you and I hold different concepts of value - which is circumstantial. Having said that, compare it to a a grand for a days' pheasant shooting and you may get to take home a brace, quiet different.
Exactly rather have unlimited stalking for a year than a days pheasant shooting.
 
I think you and I hold different concepts of value - which is circumstantial. Having said that, compare it to a a grand for a days' pheasant shooting and you may get to take home a brace, quiet different.
This is cheap if you don't have any ground of your own and are looking for somewhere to start. If you pay £200 per guided stalk, it doesn't take long to add up.
 
This is cheap if you don't have any ground of your own and are looking for somewhere to start. If you pay £200 per guided stalk, it doesn't take long to add up.

Well that's a fair point. I was just taken aback by the one carcass element and the proceeds of sale going back to the syndicate (what happens when costs are met - what are those costs). However, if you don't have somewhere, Its a good place to start. Get some good experience and all.
 
How much does a fallow buck cost these day
it value for money as long as there not to many in the syndicate, 10 days stalking at £100 a stalk is ok if you don’t have access to your own ground, it does not matter how many you shoot, as long as it good stalking.
 
I was just taken aback by the one carcass element
Most syndicates I looked at when starting only allowed one or two carcasses per year. I initially thought along your lines about the cost per beast, but I guess it depends on your motivations. I'm very happy in my syndicate and the experience I've gained from unlimited stalking on my terms. I also don't feel like I'm wasting my wages looking at the back of someone's head as we stumble through the woods on another fruitless stalk. At least I can only blame myself now!
 
My only knowledge of syndicates is from browsing SD, but seems reasonably priced, a with well written and well set out advert too. It looks better value than £4000.00 to shoot a farmed stag, but I guess that’s very subjective.
 
Most syndicates I looked at when starting only allowed one or two carcasses per year. I initially thought along your lines about the cost per beast, but I guess it depends on your motivations. I'm very happy in my syndicate and the experience I've gained from unlimited stalking on my terms. I also don't feel like I'm wasting my wages looking at the back of someone's head as we stumble through the woods on another fruitless stalk. At least I can only blame myself now!
Yep it seems like a good no frills syndicate, everything is already available, clearly defined and with a chiller and easy access, nothing not to like really, everything to give you a very good learning curve and experience, whilst meeting likewise stalkers, even the price is very good for stalk alone with all the support

Well done to bucks deer manager for opening up the places for stalkers 🤙.
 
Very clearly worded advert and a good price for unlimited access in that part of the world. I didn't see it in the advert, but I'm guessing that if a member wanted an additional carcass for the freezer then game dealer rates would apply? I think that arrangement would suit an awful lot of stalkers. I do wonder which estate it is as I used to pick up on 3 big estates in that area and lovely ground with lots of deer!

My only niggle would be the choice of words around "not for profit" - 10 members at £1000 each plus carcass sales of >100 deer (mainly fallow?) is going to bring in c. £15k per year. That's a lot of money to run a chiller and maintain a few highseats (noting there is a compulsory annual working party for members anyway). Just can't see it being "not for profit" but then I don't think it needs to be - no one begrudges an estate / landowner making a few quid out whatever assets they have and no one is going to retire to the Bahamas off the back of this one :D
 
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Very clearly worded advert and a good price for unlimited access in that part of the world. I didn't see it in the advert, but I'm guessing that if a member wanted an additional carcass for the freezer then game dealer rates would apply? I think that arrangement would suit an awful lot of stalkers. I do wonder which estate it is as I used to pick up on 3 big estates in that area and lovely ground with lots of deer!

My only niggle would be the choice of words around "not for profit" - 10 members at £1000 each plus carcass sales of >100 deer (mainly fallow?) is going to bring in c. £15k per year. That's a lot of money to run a chiller and maintain a few highseats (noting there is a compulsory annual working party for members anyway). Just can't see it being "not for profit" but then I don't think it needs to be - no one begrudges an estate / landowner making a few quid out whatever assets they have and no one is going to retire to the Bahamas off the back of this one :D
I would assume some of the money would go towards new or Maintaining highseats and cutting rides, could also go towards paying the time on the person who has to receive the whatapp messages and co ordinate who is going where at what time, you don’t want the same seat double booked etc,
 
Very clearly worded advert and a good price for unlimited access in that part of the world. I didn't see it in the advert, but I'm guessing that if a member wanted an additional carcass for the freezer then game dealer rates would apply? I think that arrangement would suit an awful lot of stalkers. I do wonder which estate it is as I used to pick up on 3 big estates in that area and lovely ground with lots of deer!

My only niggle would be the choice of words around "not for profit" - 10 members at £1000 each plus carcass sales of >100 deer (mainly fallow?) is going to bring in c. £15k per year. That's a lot of money to run a chiller and maintain a few highseats (noting there is a compulsory annual working party for members anyway). Just can't see it being "not for profit" but then I don't think it needs to be - no one begrudges an estate / landowner making a few quid out whatever assets they have and no one is going to retire to the Bahamas off the back of this one :D

Don’t forget fuel, insurances, maintenance, contractors etc etc.. not for profit should mean the profit is reinvested into the estate. You could even take a wage from it and still be NFP.
 
Looks a good deal especially for the area. I’m sure you would have no time in filling the syndicate.
 
This is cheap if you don't have any ground of your own and are looking for somewhere to start. If you pay £200 per guided stalk, it doesn't take long to add up.
A really do wish people would stop comparing syndicate prices to guided stalking they are two very different things. This is half the reason we have a deer problem. People just exploiting them them for as much money as they can get
 
A really do wish people would stop comparing syndicate prices to guided stalking they are two very different things. This is half the reason we have a deer problem. People just exploiting them them for as much money as they can get
I'm talking purely about money, as that's what it boils down to for many people.
 
compare it to a a grand for a days' pheasant shooting and you may get to take home a brace, quiet different.
I wouldn't be so sure that's still the case. Many shoots struggle to get rid of birds nowadays and would be grateful if you took the whole bag .
 
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