Dwelling on Deer: Culls and Control

Dwelling on Deer: Culls and Control

There is no way around it, our small island is positively bursting with deer. So many in fact, that the issue of overpopulation and its subsequent implications are up there with the other great threats facing our countryside. And, arguably, of much greater concern than other issues prone to dominating the headlines - many of which, [...]

Chronic Wasting Disease: A Major Threat To Europe’s Deer?

Chronic Wasting Disease: A Major Threat To Europe’s Deer?

2016, unfortunately, saw the first verified cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outside of its native range in North America, identified back in March in  Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Proceeded by confirmed cases of infection in wild Moose around Selbu, located 300km North of the first case. With the Norwegian Veterinary Institute confirming a fourth case [...]

Are deer impacting upon woodland birds?

Are deer impacting upon woodland birds?

Deer are a popular topic of conversation in the UK at present with many sources claiming that recent population increases are having a detrimental effect on the woodland ecosystems. This has lead many, including both conservation and recreational bodies to call for control measures as a means of mitigating the potential problems caused by deer. [...]