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No limits here at all, in fact we are also about to reduce our minimum calibre restriction for Muntjac as they are spreading like rabbits overhere. As long as foot and mouth doesnt take hold we can still stalk here subject to very few restrictions. Only laws to be obeyed are tresspass, firearms and seasonal limitations for sex, we have overlapping doe and buck seasons. We manage populations through agreeing cull targets with landowners. Does tend to be open from November to March with overlapping buck seasons. No bag limits and no limits seasonal, sexual or otherwise for Muntjac.
Guess what we are still overrun with the buggers!:D
 

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can you use a spot light with a permit to cull deer in the uk or usa as we can for pest control.
You can apply for a permit for night stalking as the normal limits are 1 hr before dawn and 1 hr after sunset in the Deer act. You would need to be the agent of a landowner with severe crop damage to warrant applying. We can however lamp everything else with no restrictions. This protection of deer came about in the 1960's as farmers were doing deer drives with shotguns as they had become agricultural pests and the country needed its crops. All long before europe paid us not to farm. A few people decided that Deer needed treating with respect as accorded in Germany and so the deer act was born. It banned the use of shotguns except for severely limited circumstances, the pest destruction in crops at night is one case where shot guns are permitted but limited to SG and above.
Defra the min of ag are the people who deal with permits and as they are all townies there is little chance of getting the permit. Of course you can take them to court and win but by then the crops have gone. Far easier to manage the herds by intensive culling to force them off your ground!
 

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deer limit's for sambar here in victoria australia is no limit as it's open season all year round if you only stalker or stand hunt if using dog's they have short period only. fallow deer have short period that you can hunt them and hog deer is done with a ballot which cost's about $10 dollars to enter and they have a very short season and limited area that you can hunt from.
I'd love to know more about down under as I'm being interviewed for a job there on Friday, No idea where so I'll take my chances!
 

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When the doe season starts in November we clear the estate chiller and hammer them hard. The first few days are vital to get a serious dent in the doe and yearling numbers as the season is only about 4 months long. Most of the meat goes to game dealers and I think is shipped to France. Thats obviously not happening at the moment due to foot and mouth so we are eating as much as possible!
You can shoot more than you can deal with on the first day. I took 3 in 15 minutes a couple of years ago. I didnt knowthen that I didnt have to pay a carcasse fee to the estate so I stopped. Pity really as I could have had 3 more. I used to supply 2 local butchers at the time. Nothing was wasted, I tanned the hides and boiled the bones for stock to wean my next litter of pups. The pluck was turned into pate and the bones went to my kennel.
 

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Those are very restrictive, you should come over here and help out as the doe season opens on Thursday. I have about 20 to shoot in 3 seperate woods all within 1 hour of home. I'm not sure if I will have enough time to meet the culkl target before the season ends in Feb. There are still some bucks to be taken as the seasons overlap and any Muntjac are to be shot on sight all year round.
Man its tough. ;)
 

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In Va it is officially 6 per year - at least three of which must be antlerless. Honestly, however, in VA it could be an unlimited total - just not more than 2 per day. Considering almost all the wildlife refuges give out DMAP tags so you don't use the ones that come with your hunting license. Add in all the DMAP and DCAP tags given out to any farmer that ask for them too. I am sure that a person could legally kill more than 20 a year. My best year was only 6.

Any body in Australia or New Zealand want to invite a poor VA hunter over? I am drooling over the list of species you can hunt. I'll buy all the beer afterwards!!!!!!! Good beer too!!!!!!
Tom
Dont go there in Aus everything possible can kill you and In NZ well its a sheep thing. Come here!:D
 

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No seriously save up for the air fare and come and get some quality shooting done here, no semi auto rifles though, the Police get a tad twitchy. Visitors firearm permits are simple enough and there is no bag limit here! Pay your own shipping on trophies though!:D
If you came at this time of year you could do some historic rifle shooting at the Trafalgar meeting, duck and goose flighting, pheasant and Partridge shooting and some great deer stalking. Best bit is its about 10 degrees C at the coldest part of the day now!:)
 

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Shots can range from a deer stood below your stand or high seat to ones I have seen out at 400 yards across pasture. Admittedly the furthest that I have taken is at 260 yards on a field but most are very close hence my low mag scopes!
 
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