Muntjac Management Essentials With Ian Harford

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1 | Ladder stands provide a great platform from which to shoot, but don't offer any protection from the elements so it's vital to choose your clothing carefully. The weather can change at any moment.

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2 | This seat is positioned to provide good visibility and arc of fire down several woodland rides. These are perfect for catching deer crossing between dense wooded areas.

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3 | Good optics are essential for spotting and properly identifying your quarry. Choosing the right animal to cull is critical for successful deer management.

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4 | Patience is key. Wait for the right shot to present itself, choose your point of impact, then calmly and deliberately squeeze the trigger.

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5 | Muntjac have their own unique appearance, which I find very beautiful. Here you can clearly see the tusks, which males use for sparring.

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6 | This is a young buck, but you can clearly see the facial markings and short, stubby antlers coming through.

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7 | Cameras are a useful tool is determining the number, gender and age of your deer. These Bushnell HD Trophy Cams in Realtree Xtra camo capture both images and videos in all light conditions.

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8 | Feeding during the winter months helps to concentrate the population of deer. That way they can be monitored and the right animals chosen to cull.

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9 | The hopper style feeders are also accessible by other forest creatures such as squirrels, pheasants and badgers.

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10 | Another successful mornings deer management is rewarded by some unexpected sunshine. You really never can predict the weather.

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As a hunter I am a conservationist, first and foremost. It’s my responsibility to ensure healthy populations of game exist for many generations to come. I must know my land intimately, its flora and fauna, and I’m careful to choose the right animal to harvest and always employ a holistic approach to sustainable game management.