The Mole said:It's the great paradox - the bigger the muntjac foetus, the more humane the cull has been. At the end of the day we've got to keep the muntie numbers down, and we won't do this by shooting bucks.
Large foetuses are distasteful to find, but to be frank & practical they're just as dead whatever their size. Each to their own, mind, and I wouldn't do down anyone who is queasy about it. I'd never deliberately shoot a nursing doe though and rely on the fawn offering a shot afterwards. Too risky.
MarkH said:Not to sure I agree with DaveG
I work on the theory
1. Shoot a pregnant doe
2.Shoot the fawn if it is not weaned.
3.Shoot the doe if the fawn is weaned
However each to their own.
buckup said:A mate was out on our small patch at the weekend, he says he saw a munty doe with FOUR young. I tried to rationalise by saying perhaps there were two does with fawns, but he is adamant that the one mother had four little ones running with her. Assuming he is correct, is this a rare but sometimes seen event, or a one off?