Stalking in yorkshire

MR FISH

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#1
Hello everyone, may I start by saying what a great website this is. I've only just come across it after reading sporting rifle, hopefully it will go from strength to strength - commendable effort by those behind the scenes.
Anyway, i'd like to throw this one out there to anyone who can either help or finds themselves in the same situation. I returned home to Beverley in Yorkshire on sunday night after 2 stalks in Galloway. Approximately 8 hrs on the ground and I only managed to see a couple of crows, oh and some sheep!!! In the car my wife said to me "I don't know why you can't just catch some deer nearer home". After taking some deep breaths and counting to 10 I realised she had a point, but stalking in Yorkshire seems to be as easy to find as rocking horse s**t. Am i not looking hard enough or do i have to keep driving at least 4 hrs to try and "catch" some deer as my wife so aptly puts it??
 

swampy

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#7
Hi
I live just south of the river and have some stalking where i go out and catch roe deer sometimes. there are loads of roe on the north bank and stalking is there to be had. But it is dificult to find and may mean you having to form a pheasant syndicate on some land so that you can get the stalking on it for your self or something similar.

Have you got any rough shooting that has some deer on it?

swampy

(deer catcher)
 

MR FISH

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#8
Yeh i do have quite a bit of rough shooting, and one piece of land/woodland in particular in holderness is absolutely lifting with deer but unfortunately the land owner likes to see the deer and doesnt want them shooting, which is an opinion i've come across time and time again. also there aren't many parts of east yorkshire that don't have syndicate shooting on them which tends to mean any stalking is a closed shop!
persistence is the key i reckon!!
 
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Kent

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#9
yes it's a bit like that here in Lancs- i used to do a lot of foxing in the late eighties and it was rare to see a deer. Now i can see Roe at most tiomes of day. Stalking is hard to obtain howerever the bamby syndrome i call it.
Look on the positive side stocks are building up- try offering your services for dealing with injured deer and the likes and you should be towards top of the list when the landowner accepts the fact that all animals without preditors need human control. Hey just like DEFRA have realised with Badgers. Had to finish one off for someone the other month that had it's back leg hanging off
Personally i should say find better stalking up Scotland were you see deer not cows ! and consider staying longer - Two stalks for four hours each way and the fuel - not for me!
 

MR FISH

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#10
i admit going all that way for only two stalks was a bit extreme, but it was a last minute decision and there's a decent pub to stay at nearby! will try that tactic aswell with local landowners, and as you say deer numbers are rising and exploding in some areas, so the landowners will surely have to give in eventually.
 
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Kent

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#11
Farmers always change thier views when it effects the pocket mate ! Pure fact.
Think of the Deer though Beverly as i remember it is a fair nice spot surounded by trash "HULL" from memory- not trying to be insulting by that remark as i live in Burnley, got Roe living Few hundred yards from my home yet 1/4 mile other direction drug dealing and murders. Deer are being pushed into areas they really don't belong- Pet dogs attack them , Cars collide with them and they are forced to copulate with thier siblings- Farmers of livestock understand the need for new blood and care for these new found friends, but what are the options when one is running round three legged. perhaps offer to check for Kids before hey is cut at the appropriate time, ask for permission to come onto land to photograph and study them - this can be better than killing anyway at times if you are truly into deer.
 

Beowulf

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#12
Quote: Cars collide with them and they are forced to copulate with thier siblings. Sounds like a very ordinary saturday night for me! :lol:

Quite right Kent, I went down the 'I'm studying deer numbers' route and ended up with land permission. I'm only four miles from the centre of Coventry. Its odd going stalking in the early mornings. My route takes me through the town centre and the night clubs are just kicking out. Ho dear me what sights I see!

I'm hoping to specialise in deer management around the small farms around the edge of the city. I've got my work cut out and it hasn't the glamour of the Highlands or Dartmoor. Its needs doing though, as you have mentioned with the dog attacks and car accidents, the deer need protecting and managing. Towns don't get smaller!
 

stone

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#13
we know wot sort of dears you were studying . i gave up stalking aroud cov, police were starting to get a bit twitchy when i got my big gun out.
 

stone

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#14
beowulf you could be in wawrick in less than 15 mins lots of muntys and even roe hard work and lots of effort will finaly pay off good luck to you
 

Beowulf

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#16
Hi Stone, My stalking permission is near Princethorpe so I'm not a million miles away from Warwick. With some luck I'll get some more land out Warwick way. Saying that, as you approach the Evesham Island on the A46 there is some woodland on the left hand side of the road. I've always fancied it. I don't know who owns or stalks it but I think I'll find out. Ragley Hall isn't too far away so maybe they have the land.
 

MR FISH

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#17
good on ya chris, what a cracking morning for it aswell. i've heard there's been a few muntjac spotted up that way on, do you know if its true?
Thanks again for the advice Kent, i think i'll try the "studying deer numbers" tactic for sure - there's a little pocket of woodland of about 80 acres that is completely untouched that i've had my eye on for a while now so hopefully combining permission for some rough shooting and studying/photographing the deer will hopefully lead to slotting a few!
 

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