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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    What's the public land situation in the uk? Are there big forests where you just walk on with a permit and shoot whatever or is it a ballot or pay to play on some toffee nosed landed persons estate?

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    There's not really public land to hunt on in the UK, unless you consider the vast swathes of Forestry commission land. The public can bid on forestry commission contracts but it's not cheap and works out on average 100 per deer and DSC level 2, first aid, quad bike certificates etc all required - with all the hassle involved this is more like a job than a hobby.

    I get my little bit of stalking free from local landowners that are happy for deer numbers to be kept in check. Lots of people pay for stalking also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Welcome, I think you will like it here, by the way have you got any of those water deer where you are?
    No Chinese Water Deer up here in Scotland, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Welcome, the south island would remind you of home mate, except for the Tahr and Chammy. ......Make it a bucket lister.......
    I hear that it's a bit warmer down there, possibly a bit more rainy too. Would love to visit but that will have to wait a few years due to finances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by takbok View Post
    There's not really public land to hunt on in the UK, unless you consider the vast swathes of Forestry commission land. The public can bid on forestry commission contracts but it's not cheap and works out on average 100 per deer and DSC level 2, first aid, quad bike certificates etc all required - with all the hassle involved this is more like a job than a hobby.

    I get my little bit of stalking free from local landowners that are happy for deer numbers to be kept in check. Lots of people pay for stalking also.
    That's no good. 200 bucks per deer is probably expensive enough that it'd be cheaper just to buy it without the hassle of stalking them.

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    so glad I live here where I can drive 20 min from home an shoot a deer with not much effort at times and all it costs me is some petrol a bullet and a lil bit of time that would otherwise be spent doing nothing
    I have 2 guns 1 for each of ya

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    Not all of NZ is blessed with good deer hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    Not all of NZ is blessed with good deer hunting!
    Or ski resorts in your case MB.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Welcome mate. Was lucky to spend a few years poking around your neighbourhood, based in Dalwhinnie and Inverness. Shot a good few roe and reds there, lovely wee deer them roe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daithi View Post
    Welcome mate. Was lucky to spend a few years poking around your neighbourhood, based in Dalwhinnie and Inverness. Shot a good few roe and reds there, lovely wee deer them roe.
    Cheers, mate. Worked on a sheep and cattle farm in Strathnairn (not far from Dalwhinnie) about 10 years back when I first arrived here. Still shoot the odd Sika over that way
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    My wife's from Forres...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    My wife's from Forres...
    Cool. I drove through there yesterday on my way back from a successful hunt near Inverness.

 

 

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