With “twenty-five years of professional deer management experience [Dominic Griffith] shows how to manage deer to their best potential. Whilst much deer management can result in a harassed and pressured deer population, this invaluable guide demonstrates how a more gentle approach has the benefit of an unstressed, visible and truly manageable population of deer.
The book concentrates mainly on roe and includes updated records from all available sources, detailed case studies from the areas under management and an examination of the very best and most interesting trophies.
The author gives a modern approach to cull planning [and] collaborative management techniques.” A section on venison cookery includes ten recipes contributed by well-known chef Marco Pierre-White. The foreword is by Alois K Prince of Lowenstein.
Chapters include:- A management philosophy; Cull planning; Achieving the doe cull; Achieving the buck cull; Stalking efficiency; Records; Case study 1: A 15-year experiment; Case study 2: 10 years of selective culling; Case study 3: Improving commercial potential; Fallow management; Muntjac; The history of trophy measurement in the UK; My eight greatest English roe trophies; The principles of trophy measurement and measuring; Measuring red stag; Measuring fallow buck; Measuring sika stag; Measuring roe buck; Measuring muntjac buck; Measuring Chinese water deer buck; Travels in Kurgan Province after the Siberian roe.
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