Deer numbers soar September 28, 2011 United Kingdom

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Deer numbers soar September 28, 2011 United Kingdom, Westmorland Gazette, By Scott Kirk
... A big increase has been recorded over the past 15 years ... deer numbers returning to levels not seen in Britain since the Norman Conquest...Warmer winters, year-round crops, a lack of predators and a decline in hunting ... fallow and roe deer were the main problem in the Arnside and Silverdale area....They are an iconic species and they have to be treated as an asset because they’re beautiful animals...Deer are a protected species under the 1991 Deer Act, making it illegal to kill them unless it is done to prevent the animal suffering or to stop damage to crops ...

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