United Kingdom Deer News


Public asked to report Devon deer sightings May 19, 2022 Crime

... People in Devon are being asked to be on the lookout for and report their sightings of deer. The request is being made by the Mammal Society as part of its attempt to get a more accurate picture of how many and where deer are found...


Warning as human kindness kills baby deer in 'honest mistake' May 9, 2022 United Kingdom, Daily Express

... A member of the public discovered the baby animal lying in the grass and took him home, exposing him to more stress than his young life could handle... given a little more time, the doe would have retrieved him ...


Stonehenge ‘was built on land inhabited by deer and wild boar 4,000 years earlier’ April 28, 2022 United Kingdom, YAHOO!News

... “Past theories suggest the area was thickly wooded and cleared in later periods for farming and monument building. “However, our research points to pre-Neolithic, hunting-gatherer inhabitants, living in open woodland which supported aurochs and other grazing herbivores.” ...


Dogs fatally wound deer while 'owners casually watch' as SSPCA launches probe April 23, 2022 Scotland, Daily Record

... is being investigated by the Scottish SPCA after it was reported by a traumatised member of the public. It is understood that the deer had incurred unsurvivable injuries ...


'Dogs on leads' to be compulsory during the deer birthing season in Bushy and Richmond Parks April 20, 2022 United Kingdom, The Royal Parks

... Deer are instinctively frightened of dogs, but when they enter birthing season, this fear takes on a new dimension. Female deer are afraid of dogs harming their young and, as a result, they will be on high alert and can display defensive behaviour....


Gamekeepers revolt over national park's plan to fight climate change with deer cull April 20, 2022 United Kingdom, The Scotsman

... Around 30,000 red deer live on open range within the National Park ... three out of five deer management groups already met the 2030 target of 5 to 8 deer per square kilometre ...


Wild life of man who went to live the with deer: Geoffroy Delorme spent seven years eating, sleeping and surviving just like his animal friends – with magical results April 14, 2022 United Kingdom, Daily Mail

... Geoffroy spent seven years living with the deer of his forest — living as a deer, he would like us to think... The deer became his friends and family ... His new book, Deer Man, describes his life in the wild and how he lived ...


'Local celebrity' Scots deer found dead 'with head chopped off' as heartbroken locals hit out at gunman April 9, 2022 United Kingdom, Daily Record

... Residents in Bonawe, Argyll and Bute, have told how they heard gunshots shortly before finding the remains of Stanley the deer ... They fear that the stag had been used as a target by trophy hunters due to his friendly nature...


Richmond Park sees increase in dogs chasing deer April 5, 2022 United Kingdom, Richmond and Twickenham Times

... Police have warned the public that dogs and deer have been seriously injured and sometimes killed as a result of these chases... dogs "must" be kept on leads when close to deer ...


Highly endangered species of deer born at Chester Zoo March 22, 2022 United Kingdom, Guernsey Press

... Experts believe there could be as few as 700 of the Philippine spotted deer remaining in the wild...


Wrigley's confirm deer are well after concerns over their health February 25, 2022 United Kingdom, Plymouth Herald

... Rumours that the much-loved herd of deer situated near the Wrigley’s site in Estover were in poor health have been refuted ... the ‘spring moult’ can make the deer appear to be unhealthy ...


FLS adopt long-term approach to deer management January 11, 2022 Scotland, The Oban Times

... Valued at around £25 million to £31 million for the five-year period, the tender will establish a range of contracts that will help deliver a professional cull of more than 150,000 deer...


More than 150,000 deer set to be culled over next five years January 5, 2022 Scotland, STV News

... “With the estimated number of deer being about one million animals across the country, their concentrations in some areas are detrimental to woodland creation ..,


Fox savaged to death by hunt hounds just two days after deer killed by dogs January 1, 2022 United Kingdom, The Mirror

... The disturbing footage was filmed two days after hounds from the same hunt where caught on camera killing a small deer in Preston on Stour, near Stratford-upon-Avon...


Forestry bosses to cull 185k deer amid 'unnaturally high' population worries December 10, 2021 Scotland, The Courier

... Officials at Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) ... are looking for partners to cull 150,000 deer. The organisation’s own rangers will cull around 35,000 over the period. That is only deer on FLS land and will account for only a third of the total national cull...


Deer herds relocated as part of dinosaur attraction's expansion plans December 1, 2021 United Kingdom, EDP 24

... Two herds of deer from ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure in Lenwade have been re-homed in north Norfolk amid plans for expansion of the attraction's rides and experiences...


Richmond Park: Dog owner sought by police after deer attack September 8, 2021 United Kingdom, BBC

...Richmond Park is home to about 300 red deer and 300 fallow deer. Dogs are the biggest cause of deer deaths in London's royal parks...


Deer managers 'sickened' by planned cull in Scots forests September 2, 2021 Scotland, northern-times.co.uk

... The SGA claims the nationwide cull, which last year saw 1300 deer killed, is unjustified, will result in dependant calves starving and was mis-directed towards open hill areas without trees in 2020...


Deer cull plan to be progressed in September August 29, 2021 Scotlan, Grampian Online

...Deer numbers across Scotland have doubled to almost a million now from 500,000 in 1990 ..,


Calves will starve to death in deer cull, say gamekeepers August 29, 2021 Scotland, The Times

... Infant deer will starve to death in public forests across Scotland under plans to kill hundreds of female deer to protect trees ... the government agency Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has been authorised to carry out an emergency cull in September ...


English Boat Skipper Saves Exhausted Deer After Spotting Animal Half a Mile Out to Sea August 23, 2021 United Kingdom, People

... a young red deer doe, was exhausted by the time it was brought onto the boat ...


Drivers warned of 12,000 extra deer after pandemic puts culling on hold July 2, 2021 Scotland, The Times

... Deer numbers have increased from about 511,000 in 1990 to about one million today. The reduction in culling means that up to 12,000 deer which would have usually been shot are now roaming around ..,


Rise in deer deaths on Hampshire roads during Covid June 21, 2021 United Kingdom, The Gazette

... Tony Lowry is chair of UK Deer Track & Recovery, a not-for-profit organisation which monitors levels of wild deers, and has to put down injured animals on Hampshire's roads... “The roads were more quiet so there were more deer out,” ...


Are these the latest victims of the trendy 'rewilding' craze? June 2, 2021 United Kingdom, DailyMail.com

... ‘It’s more than a month after the end of the stalking season, when hinds are likely to be carrying young and it’s illegal to kill them ...‘So I was outraged that someone would shoot so many, and do it so incompetently that they missed vital organs and left the animals to run off and suffer a long, painful death...


Gamekeepers hit out at ‘out of season deer culls’ on Isle of Skye March 14, 2021 United Kingdom, The Daily Telegraph

... Photographs have emerged on Facebook showing dead female deer inside a new forestry enclosure at Dunvegan, near the MacLeod Estate, sparking outrage from island residents. One image shows a large, unborn calf lying beside its shot mother ...


Horror moment deer desperately runs from out-of-control dog before being mauled in Titchfield Canal May 10, 2021 United Kingdom, The Sun

... "The dog had corners it up a fence, the deer try tied to get away, the dog was biting the deer's legs...


Deer graze on east London housing estate April 20, 2021 United Kingdom, BBC

... The animals had walked across the busy A12 in Harold Hill, Romford, from their home in Dagnam Park. They are thought to be one of five herds in the area that have been breeding there for hundreds of years...


Deer dies after running into fence while being chased by dog in Bushy Park April 15, 2021 United Kingdom, Metro

... chased by a dog without a lead ... Four deer have died in dog attacks in the Royal Parks since March 2020...


Half of the deer in Tayside and Fife could be slaughtered under refreshed cull plans April 14, 2021 United Kingdom, The Courier

... Around 100,000 deer are already culled every year... The next Scottish Government is expected to table new legislation which will give public body NatureScot more powers to cull deer ...


New measurements on deer management March 24, 2021 Scotland, The Oban Times

... The proposals include phasing out the use of lead ammunition to cull deer, modernisation of existing deer legislation, the development of robust deer management plans and enhanced monitoring of deer numbers...


How London’s deer herds have suffered from the explosion in park visitors during lockdown March 9, 2021 United Kingdom, SW Londoner

... There has been an increase in dogs chasing deer and a growing trend in walkers venturing into more secluded areas of the park where the herd once felt safe... “The deer need to be left alone.” ...


Questions raised over government agency's cull of 1300 deer March 2, 2021 Scotland, Daily Record

... The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) says it has been trying to establish the exact reasons the cull was ordered by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) ... some deer were shot on private land, which is a criminal offence...


Wild lynx is set to be reintroduced to Britain to cut soaring deer population despite farmers' fears they will attack sheep instead January 25, 2021 United Kingdom, Daily Mail

... estimated there are two million wild deer in the UK ... The Lynx UK Trust is lobbying for permission to reintroduce the big cat, which was hunted to extinction in the UK more than 1,300 years ago..,


Lynx could be reintroduced to Scotland for the first time in 500 YEARS to help manage deer populations January 19, 2021 Daily Mail

... last seen in the UK around 500 years ago ... Experts hope that if lynx are reintroduced in Scotland, they would prey on roe deer ...


Horrifying moment dog attacks deer in Richmond Park as owner fined £600 January 18, 2021 United Kingdom, London Evening Standard

... “relentless” as it then attacked and bit the deer from behind. ... a cyclist who formed a barrier with other passers-by to try to protect the animal, which had to be put down...


Harrowing footage shows deer with missing limbs roaming North Wales woodland January 17, 2021 North Wales Live

... poachers. In one small woodland in Conwy, seven deer with missing limbs have been filmed over the past 18 months, including a fawn. More footage shows a stag stumbling around with a crossbow bolt through its neck ...


Bucking the trend: the Scottish reindeer offering hope for an imperilled species December 21, 2020 United Kingdom, Positive News

... Reindeer are believed to be native to Scotland, but became extinct around 800 years ago due to over-hunting. In 1952 ... Swedish herder Mikel Utsi visited with his wife and thought the area would make a good home for them... the herd has grown from eight to 150 ...

'Sickening and saddening': Charity responds to outrage as deer culled at RHS Bridgewater November 28, 2020 United Kingdom, Manchester Evening News

... The Royal Horticultural Society has confirmed it has been culling deer at its Bridgewater Garden ... criticism flooded in on social media...

Deer cull at RHS Garden Bridgewater met with 'horror and sadness' November 28, 2020 United Kingdom, BBC News

... secure deer-proof fence has been installed around the perimeter of the garden ... A small population of deer remain within the deer enclosure and there is a plan to safely relocate them at a future date to another location...


Dozens of wild deer ‘trapped’ by huge crowd of 100 people in park November 9, 2020 United Kingdom, Metro

... ‘There was a nursery of fawns... They were surrounded by 150 people ... many of whom were far too close... many photos have emerged of visitors feeding, crowding and petting wild deer...


Petition seeks to stop Lochinver deer cull proposal October 26, 2020 United Kingdom, northern-times.co.uk

... “We’ve got used to them and they are a tourist attraction. They walk by the shop and do no harm... According to Assynt Community Council, out of 247 survey forms returned, 144 or 58 per cent were in favour of a cull and 75 or 30.4 per cent against...


Isle of Wight Deer Conservation Newsletter 2020 United Kingdom

... Red:- Our largest land mammal. Native to the Isle of Wight, present until the mid-nineteenth century and again from the late 20 th century. Small family groups and individual animals are occasionally seen in and around suitable wooded are as. There has been some evidence of recently born calves...

Eight men arrested after deer and pheasants killed on roads as they flee from hunts October 13, 2020 United Kingdom, The Independent

... Deer have been run over on roads while being scared by hunts in two separate cases. Eight men were arrested in Berkshire after vehicles ran over deer and pheasants ...


Young deer could starve to death if mothers shot in ‘controversial’ policy September 3, 2020 Scotland, The Independent

... The SGA suggests mothers, which are still heavy with milk, will be killed under authorisation and leave their orphaned youngsters dying through starvation unless they are also shot...


Call to halt £420,000 plans for 12-mile fence to keep deer away from Highland estate August 26, 2020 Scotland, The Press and Journal

... “There has been no consultation whatsoever on this initiative which plans to put almost 12 miles of deer fence right in the heart of our most important landscape area”...


Baby deer suffers seizures after being wrapped in blankets and fox cub locked in shed as SSPCA warn over caring for wildlife August 3, 2020 United Kingdom, Daily Record

... A baby fawn was fed cow’s milk, which can cause life threatening illnesses to deer ... In another incident a fawn was found by the charity having seizures as a result of being wrapped in dog blankets..,


Moment distressed deer swings in the air after his antlers were snared by a rope left dangling from tree - before RSPCA move in to save tangled animal July 25, 2020 United Kingdom, Daily Mail

... A deer struggled for hours swinging in the air from his antlers after they were snared in a climbing rope hung from a tree ...


Fears that deer was 'attacked and beaten' after being found dead outside football club July 13, 2020 United Kingdom, Manchester Evening News

... The body of a deer was discovered on land near the Leigh Town Football Club ground in Queensway, Leigh, with 'copper piping' around its neck... 'a man was seen attacking, kicking and beating' the deer ...


Notts police officer helps save terrified deer stuck 40 metres high on quarry ledge June 29, 2020 United Kingdom, West Bridgford Wire

... The plan was to sedate the deer using a dart so it could be then lifted back up the sheer rock face using ropes... The large deer was reached safely and a stretcher, which is used for rescuing people, attached to it and then pulled to safety...


Distressed' deer rescued by Penlee Lifeboat after swimming in harbour near Penzance June 20, 2020 United Kingdom, ITV

... the noise of moving boats, maintenance works and the public gathering on the harbour startled the wild animal. It caused the deer to swim away towards open water. At 9.30am, the Penlee Lifeboat was dispatched ...


Dog owners warned as 300 deer are about to be born across London parks June 3, 2020 United Kingdom,, Country Living

... sadly, recent events at the parks have resulted in deer being injured by out-of-control dogs ... "We believe strongly that if dogs are not on leads, we will see an increase in dogs chasing deer, a heightened risk of female deer attacking dogs, and a higher incidence of new born deer killed by dogs." ...


Deer saved from death after becoming stuck beside shed in Aberdeen May 30, 2020 United Kingdom, Evening Express

... the deer was trapped between two buildings ...“If we hadn’t responded so quickly, it could have been dead if left another half an hour.”...


Cross-sectional study of British wild deer for evidence of Schmallenberg virus infection

RM Southwell, K Sherlock, M Baylis - Veterinary Record, 2020

... Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is an orthobunyavirus, carried by Culicoides biting midges, that causes reproductive problems in adult ruminants ... The seroprevalence of SBV in the British wild deer population was 13.8 per cent; found in red, roe, muntjac and fallow deer species, with more in deer further south...


Deer rescued after wandering into Mansfield police station May 25, 2020 United Kingdom, BBC

... it was spotted on CCTV in the grounds of Mansfield Police Station ... "wildlife is getting used to quieter towns and less traffic on the roads" as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. [Mr. Parker] ...


Orphaned deer kid saved from Hatfield Moors fire May 21, 2020 United Kingdom, BBC

... Fire crews tackling a moorland blaze saved the life of an orphaned deer kid by reviving it with oxygen...

'Appalling acts of cruelty' - police shock as deers targeted by poachers in Gloucestershire April 12, 2020 gloucestershirelive.co.uk

... there have been six separate incidents in the past few weeks. Deer were shot in the jaw, in the neck, and were still alive...


RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate March 2, 2020 United Kingdom, UPI.com

... a muntjac deer with its torso stuck in the 6-inch gap between bars... she used dish soap to lubricate the deer's body so it could squeeze the rest of the way through the bars...


Horrible moment deer is mauled by hounds during a hunt February 26, 2020 United Kingdom, Easter Daily Press

... Animal rights activists have condemned the hunting group after footage was taken of the deer trying to run away from the dogs before apparently becoming stuck in a fence and being mauled for around a minute...


Scottish landowners' body slams call to increase deer culls February 1, 2020 Scotland, The Scotsman

... About 100,000 deer are shot in Scotland annually... It was also recommended the deer population in the Highlands should not exceed 10 per square kilometre. ... the red deer population had already dropped considerably to below 10 per square kilometre ...


Deer birth patterns evolving January 26, 2020 Scotland, Irish Examiner

... deer in the Scottish Highlands are evolving because of climate change, with researchers reporting genetic changes in birth patterns of deer on the Isle of Rum. Warmer temperatures encourage deer to give birth earlier in the year and the early breeding gene has become more common. Scientists say it is rare to see evolution over such a short period...


Baby deer found with its throat slit in Ribble Valley after gamekeepers heard 'screams of distress' January 17, 2020 United Kingdom, Lancashire Evening Post

... three men, with dogs, went on a night-time, illegal hunting expedition, on private property at Muse Hall Estate... the deer’s throat had been slit and it had an injury to its leg, which appeared to be from a dog...


Call for landowners to be forced to kill more deer to protect trees January 13, 2020 Scotland, The Ferret

... A new report from Scottish Environment Link, on behalf of 18 wildlife, woodland and outdoor groups representing over half a million members, proposes “statutory regulation” to cut deer numbers across Scotland...


Frightened deer freed near Potters Bar over Christmas period January 3, 2019 United Kingdom, Welwyn & Hatfield Times

... "Perhaps she'd had a bit too much to eat over Christmas and couldn't fit through the gap between the railings! She was very stuck but I managed to gently inch her out backwards...


Animal rescuers save stranded deer, name them for Santa's team December 24, 2019 United Kingdom, UPI.com

... The RSPCA said a water rescue team responded alongside the Greater Manchester fire service Dec. 20 when the four roe deer were spotted stranded on the piece of land on the bank of the River Irwell in Salford, England... we managed to safely grab each deer from the river ...


Global warming leads to rise in red deer population December 16, 2019 Scotland,

Daily Pioneer

... A new study has said that Scotland’s red deer are altering their birthing patterns in order to adapt to global warming. This finding has come in the light of the Scottish Government’s order of culling of the red deer whose population has multiplied over the years. It is estimated that the main highland range in Scotland now has about 4,00,000 of the animals..,


£10million bid to cull Scotland’s deer population awarded to contractors all over the country December 16, 2019 United Kingdom, The Press and Journal

... “The only difference this time is that instead of lots of smaller geographical-based contracts, we are bringing this together under one single Scotland-wide framework. “The total deer cull figures under the new four-year Framework Agreement are on a par with previous years...


Illegal trophy hunter stabs young deer in sickening footage December 16, 2019 United Kingdom, YAHOO! on MSN.com

... One video showed Price stabbed a deer several times in the neck but not killing it. A second man then took over and sawed the animal's neck with a blunt knife until he succeeded in cutting the animal's throat...


Deer prudence: new technologies for better wildlife protection December 11, 2019 United Kingdom, IET

... virtual sonic fence devices were bought from Austrian company ITPE Solutions... Optical and acoustic sensors, attached to posts by the roadside, pick up the sudden increase in light from a car headlight, trigger an alarm, which then emits a strobe LED light towards the woodland where the deer are coming from, and a high-pitched sonar signal ...


SNH paints positive picture of deer management December 7, 2019 Scotland, The Scottish Farmer

... "The SNH report recognises that, overall, red deer densities are now below 10/sq km and continue to decline due to culling at higher levels than in the past. Around 22% of the red deer population is culled annually...


Deer‐mediated ecosystem service versus disservice depends on forest management intensity TD Stokely, MG Betts - Journal of Applied Ecology, 2019

... Overall, our findings indicate that the effects of vegetation management for promoting timber production are highly dependent on the presence of large herbivores... Although deer are thought to reduce crop productivity in many systems, we found that herbivory switched from reducing crop‐tree growth where non‐crop vegetation was retained, to promoting crop‐tree growth when both herbivory and herbicides suppressed competing vegetation...


Concerns are raised over deer numbers in Pitlochry December 3, 2019 United Kingdom, dailyrecord

... “Culling deer is often a factor that’s consider. “But, I think it is up to individuals to protect there homes wherever they are, like putting up fences. “Some people that were there at the meeting said they don’t want to see anything happen to the deer...


Scottish red deer are evolving to adapt to climate change November 28, 2019 The Weather Network

... scientists say red deer on a remote Scottish island are giving birth earlier in the year... "We evolutionary biologists anticipate this is going to happen everywhere actually. We think there is a lot of change going on in the world and populations are going to have to adapt if they're going to survive."...


Trial launched to reduce number of deer killed by trains November 25, 2019 Scotland, The Press and Journal

... Fawns get stranded behind high fences that they are too small to leap, with their mothers steadfastly refusing to leave their side... Ground has been raised on the railway side of the fence to reduce its height and ground on the outside of the fence has been lowered to deter deer from jumping onto the track ...


The ‘vulnerable’ Chinese deer hunted for fun in the UK September 18, 2019 United Kingdom, South China Morning Post

... A species of small deer originating from the banks of the Yangtze River in China has become an unlikely focus of a campaign against trophy hunting in the UK... listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s so-called ‘Red List’ ...


Deer slaughter may not stem rise in Lyme disease, experts warn August 3, 2019 United Kingdom, The Guardian

... Britain’s deer are being unfairly singled out as the chief culprits in spreading Lyme disease, experts claim ... “Lyme disease risk is determined by the density of infected ticks, not the density of ticks,” she [Professor Lucy Gilbert] said. “And deer do not infect ticks.” ...


Chef William Alldis to face trial over deer shooting in park March 27, 2019 United Kingdom, BBC

... owner of the Cart Shed restaurant in Epping, Essex ... states on its website it champions "wild and locally produced food"...


Deer attacked and killed by pack of dogs in Aberdeenshire March 4, 2019 United Kingdom, The Press and Journal

... Deputy chief superintendent Tom Gatherer said ‘The Scottish SPCA is working with Police Scotland to catch those who are hunting animals such as deer by setting their dogs on them.


Deer were left to starve at stately home February 20, 2019 United Kingdom, EDP 24 ·

... kept the animals in a paddock at Clermont Hall, near Watton. But King’s Lynn magistrates were told they were given no food or shelter to help them withstand the worst of the winter...


Watch cute moment Bradgate Park deer are served breakfast February 3, 2019 United Kingdom, Leicester Mercury

... When frosts and snow arrive each winter it makes it hard for Bradgate Park’s deer to get to the nutritious grass that they depend upon for most of the year. So the team of park rangers are kept busy on cold days, driving around the herds putting down hay and feed pellet ...


‘Barbaric’, ‘Evil’, ‘Sickened’: Edinburgh reacts after armed gang of hunters butcher a deer in Granton January 29, 2019 Scotland,

Edinburgh News

... Stunned workers in the nearby Scottish Gas building saw them set their dogs on the defenceless animal before slinging it over their shoulders and calmly strolling off...


Muntjac deer and grey squirrels dubbed ‘illegal aliens’ under Brexit crackdown January 21, 2019 United Kingdom, MSN

... From 29 March it will become illegal to nurse any that are injured and return them to the wild...


Smart sonic fences are here to stop deer from becoming roadkill December 23, 2018 United Kingdom, Wired UK

... “Since we installed these devices, the number of animal road deaths is down significantly, particularly in the autumn when the male deer cross the road to rut ... the device will be triggered not by the vehicle but by the animal, through a thermal sensor ...


Forest of Dean upset over trapped deer fencing deaths December 4, 2018 United Kingdom, BBC

... "I phoned them and thought they were bringing cutters, but no, they came and shot it... "Where deer frequently jump over the fence - we're putting in long bars of wood to stop the deer catching their legs in the netting or the wire at the top." ...


The US hunters paying £25,000 a head to shoot England's finest stags

Express.co.uk

... trophy hunting ... charging astonishingly high fees for the pleasure of killing England's finest red stags... a world record-class animal carries a price tag of £25,000. The cost of shooting a slightly smaller red stag falls incrementally from £18,500 down to £3,500...


Animal charity calls for non-lethal deer controls as major cull is branded ‘inhumane’ November 19, 2018 United Kingdom, The Press and Journal

... In Scotland, about 30,000 deer are shot on national forestry estate land each year to prevent overpopulation and to protect around 85 million young trees...


Pregnant deer hit by a car after getting plastic bag stuck on its head November 15, 2018 United Kingdom, Metro

... ‘Quite simply had that bag not been dumped then the deer would almost certainly still be alive...Its vision would have been severely impaired ...


Richmond Park autumn deer cull 'horrifying and cruel' say wildlife campaigners November 8, 2018 United Kingdom, GetWestLondon ·

... Each year, up to 200 deer are killed - males in February and females in autumn ...


£7,000 to bag a rare deer … how trophy hunting came to the home counties October 13, 2018 United Kingdom, The Guardian

... A ‘grade A’ red deer stag, highly prized by hunters because of its magnificent antlers, can be shot for a £9,000 trophy fee ... Woburn Abbey Deer Park ... The stags looked ridiculous, bred by man specifically to have obscenely large antlers ...


Discovering Yorkshire's wild deer September 16, 2018 United Kingdom, The Press

... hunted out of existence during the Middle Ages, seeing deer in the Yorkshire countryside can be a special moment... the red deer is the UK’s largest land mammal... Roe deer are the smallest of Yorkshire’s common species ... Fallow deer... Assumed to have been introduced to Great Britain by the Romans ...


Fishermen Find 10,000-Year-Old Skull And Antlers Of Extinct Giant Elk September 10, 2018 United Kingdom, Gizmodo Australia

... The extraordinary specimen belonged to the extinct Great Elk, which hasn’t been seen in Ireland for over 10,000 years ... the largest species of deer to have ever existed ...


Deer cull to take place in Aberdeenshire September 1, 2018 Scotland, Press and Herald

...Forest Enterprise Scotland ... is offering a £78,000 contract to thin numbers at Bennachie, Gartly, Bunzeach and Cushn ... In Scotland, about 30,000 deer are shot on national forestry estate land each year ... estimated to be between 360,000 and 400,000 red deer and 200,000 to 350,000 roe deer throughout the whole of Scotland...


'Carnage' as 15 deer shot dead in Wyre Forest field August 4, 2018 United Kingdom,BBC

... "We've witnessed fawns coming out of the forest looking for their mother and being totally distressed," ...


Assynt campaigners honoured at Moy Game Fair for their fight against controversial deer culls August 4,2018 Scotland, The Press and Journal

... Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) ... wanted to reduce their latest estimated numbers from 7.5 deer per square km to 2.5 deer but it was felt locally that level of cull would devastate the deer population and impact the income produced from deer stalking...



Deer drowns in failed rescue attempt at Southsea July 15, 2018 United Kingdom, BBC

... "A passing boat tried to aid the rescue and lassoed the deer, unfortunately drowning the three-year-old roebuck." ...


Enigmatic Deer Skull Masks Made 11000 Years Ago in Yorkshire Go on Display June 21, 2018 United Kingdom, Haaretz

...Over 11,000 years ago, people in Star Carr were carving eyeholes into the crania of dead deer, presumably using the stone tools found at the northern Yorkshire site...


'Terrified' trapped Swayfield deer prompts netting warning June 16, 2018 United Kingdom, BBC

... head and antlers in the twisted plastic netting at the side of a road ... the netting had been left behind from when the land was used to house pens for rearing game birds ...


Watch deer living on site given green light for housing development June 9, 2018 United Kingdon, Shields Gazette

... approved by planning officials at Gateshead Council ... deer in the field where houses would be built... losing the wildlife corridor would be a huge loss to residents and the community...


RSPCA officer saves life of drowning deer by giving it CPR May 27, 2018 United Kingdom, Metro

... grabbed the roe deer using a pole with a noose on the end of it just before it drowned, then hoisted the ‘motionless’ animal to the side of the pool where he administered CPR...


Scottish deer found dead tangled in discarded fishing gear May 24, 2018 The Telegraph

... A campaign to reduce the amount of litter in Scotland's waters has been stepped up after images of a stag with rope tangled in its antlers were released...


Scottish SPCA appeal after remains of three deer found in bin bags in Aberdeenshire May 15, 2018 Scotland, The Press and Journal

... “The black bags contained the remains of two pregnant adult females and a fawn. “They had been illegally killed in a way that would have caused a great deal of suffering ...


Tame deer called George beloved by Buckland villagers 'cruelly' killed with shotgun May 14, 2018 United Kingdom, Get Surrey

... A tame deer beloved in the village of Buckland has been shot dead with a shotgun... appeared to have been "adopted" by cattle in the field and was known to approach people at fences and allow himself to be petted...


Deer warning for Easter hill users March 30, 2018 Scotland, BBC

... deer have been hit hard as food sources were buried under deep and drifting snow... If folk are out and about over Easter, where possible, they should try and give the deer a wide berth so as not to move them out of shelter...


How (and how not) to stop deer eating your garden March 16, 2018 United Kingdom, Telegraph.co.uk

... Both the RHS and National Deer Society give a comprehensive list of 'deer resistant plants', as well as a list of plants you can grow to provide an alternative source of food for the deer... The British Deer Society recommends installing an odour-based deterrent ...


Isle of Wight Deer - a Position Statement from the British Deer Society, 2017

The British Deer Society understands that the Isle of Wight Biodiversity Group wishes to designate the Island as a ‘deer-free zone’. Red and Roe deer can be considered indigenous to the Island and, despite periods of absence, both species are continually recorded as swimming to the Island from the mainland. Their presence may therefore be considered to be natural and part of a rich biodiversity...

See also: Background information Isle of Wight Deer and Isle of Wight Deer Conservation

Calls to end deer culling in Richmond Park as season begins February 5, 2018 United Kingdom, Get Surrey

... more than 1,300 deer have been killed in the past five years... A petition entitled "Stop culling healthy animals in London's Royal Parks" has already gathered more than 110,000 signatures ...


Asian "Bambi" born in Britain in latest boost to save endangered deer February 3, 2018 United Kingdom, Xinhua

... A baby Philippine spotted deer ... Also known as the Visayan spotted deer ... conservationists are working to save the species from extinction...


Group capture incredibly rare white hart on camera while walking in the Scottish Highlands January 29, 2018 Scotland, Daily Mail

... He and his pals went walking in the Highlands and spotted a very rare white stag just 200 yards away. Legend has it that this rare animal brings good luck to those who see it...


Worcestershire Deer culling at woodland slammed as "disgusting" January 23, 2018 United Kingdom, Worcester News

... Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, which owns the woodland, has made the decision to carry out a cull ... "I find it awful that a trust which is meant to protect its animals are killing them, rather than controlling numbers in a more humane method...


Is a hunting loophole being used for the killing of deer on Exmoor and in Devon? December 29, 2017 United Kingdom, Somerset Live

... hunts can use the ‘stalking and flushing out’ exemption in the Hunting Act to use dogs to hunt deer ... “Stag hunts claim to be undertaking ‘research’ – in much the same way the Japanese Government claim that they are killing whales for research...


Petition calling on The Royal Parks to 'stop culling healthy animals' reaches nearly 80,000 signatures December 20, 2017 United Kingdom, Richmond and Twickenham Times

... There are two deer culls a year in Richmond Park ... between January 2013 and January 2017 ... 1,734 red and fallow deer [were culled in Bushy Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park, Richmond Park and St. James's Park] ...



Culling deer from the air is 'shameful' December 7, 2017 Scotland, The Scottish Farmer

... A report by The Royal School of Veterinary Studies at the time concluded helicopter assisted culls were amongst the worst for shooter accuracy, with flighty deer already on the move reacting to the noise of rotor blades...


Red deer culls using helicopters criticized December 5, 2017 Scotland, BBC News

... Scottish Gamekeepers Association ... said helicopters spooked the animals ... previous culls had seen some deer being injured and not killed outright...



Scotland's iconic deer in Sir Edwin Landseer's Monarch of the Glen painting is actually ENGLISH ... October 25, 2017 United Kingdom, The Sun

... now it’s been claimed the animal was in fact part of a herd in Cambridgeshire where it was painted... The background could well be from Balmoral where Sir Edwin visited ...


Blind and deaf deer rescued by north-east charity October 15, 2017 United Kingdom, The Press and Journal

... suffered a serious head trauma and, as a result, had become both deaf and blind... Within a week, it was obvious Amber had regained her hearing ... By October 10, it had become obvious that her vision had improved dramatically...


Wild to domestic and back again: the dynamics of fallow deer management in medieval England medievalists.net

... 11th/12th-century fallow deer were maintained for many years, presumably as prized exotica... medieval parks...animals were being moved around the country to stock these newly formed landscape features ... in both the earlier and post-medieval periods fallow deer were perceived as symbols of wilderness, rather than the ‘livestock’ of the high medieval period...


Rutting Red Deer Are Making a Beautiful Comeback September 24, 2017 Scotland, beautifulnow.is

... Red deer recolonized Europe after the mammoth Ice Age ice sheet melted, about 12,000 years ago... although they were once threatened. Reintroduction and conservation efforts, especially in the United Kingdom, have resulted in an increase of red deer populations...


Deer Becomes Man's Pet After He Rescued and Nursed Her Back To Health: 'It Was Luck' August 11, 2017 United Kingdom, Inside Edition

... discovered that the months-old muntjac deer had been hit by a car, but was alive and making squeaking noises... “Strawberry,” now 3 years old, is healthy and fits right in with Slater’s two dogs, Cola and Kilo, a pony and a retired racing pigeon...


Heritage group poised to use legal power for first time to reduce deer numbers in north-west Sutherland July 29, 2017 United Kingdom, Press and Journal

... Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) ... want to reduce their latest estimated numbers from 7.5 deer per square km to 2.5 deer... the Assynt Crofters Trust ... and other landowners, feel the level of cull being called for will devastate the deer population and impact the income produced from deer stalking...


Animal rights activists slam Richmond Park over 'highly disturbing' £10,000 spike in culled deer sales ... July 29, 2017 United Kingdom, Daily Mail

... The royal park, where 630 deer have roamed freely since 1637, received £24,985 from buyers after the shoot in February 2017, and £15,157 in November last year... Activists called for oral contraceptives to be used to control the population instead ...


Dartington Deer Park opens to the public with a family fun day July 27, 2017 United Kingdom, Devon Live

... The free attraction on the Dartington Hall Estate near Totnes brings 700 years of history to life, as the deer park's origins date back to 1326. Deer hunting was carried out by aristocracy for sport, entertainment, training for battle, food and clothing. The latest deer arrived at the park earlier this year from Powderham Castle...


Assynt crofters "prepared to go to jail" over deer cull July 20, 2017 Scotland, Herald Scotland

... their fight against a Scottish government agency over the issue of a deer cull... says the consequences of the course of action being pursued by Scottish Natural Heritage could be financially devastating ... SNH had wrongly designated the woods as an oak wood, instead of a birch wood ...


'Despicably cruel' deer dog poaching condemned in Cumbria July 5, 2017 United Kingdom, BBC News

... In the past year the remains of 17 deer, thought to have been killed by dogs, have been found within a three-mile radius of the village of Rusland...


Land owners face hefty fines if they fail to meet deer cull targets June 29, 2017 United Kingdom, Herald Scotland

... face fines of up to £40,000 if they fail to hit annual cull targets in a new crackdown ... Estimates suggest the Scottish population has topped 750,000 ...

Teens witness dog fatally attack deer on Mundesley beach June 27, 2017 United Kingdom, Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

... My boyfriend ran over and pulled the dog off the deer, and then the deer ran into the water. The dog chased it into the sea and the deer kept swimming out, and didn’t resurface.” ... the owner of the dog ... made no effort to intervene ...


Secret lives of London’s urban deer June 20, 2017 United Kingdom, Metro

... ‘Every night, on the outskirts of London, fallow deer wait patiently for the city streets to quieten down, before making their way from the woods in to the city streets...


Tough cull powers may be used to cut Scottish deer numbers May 2, 2017 Scotland, The Scotsman

... SNH is ready to bring forward powers under Section 8 of the Deer (Scotland) Act for the first time which would enforce levels of deer culls on the landowners who would face a fine if these are not enforced...

We should celebrate our red deer not despise them May 3, 2017 Scotland, The Scotsman

... Deer numbers are determined by the amount of food (forage) available in winter. The amount of forage relates both to the climate and the nutrient status of the vegetation. Areas with richer soils support more deer. Deer are mobile. They can travel large distances very quickly. The number of deer at a given site can vary significantly...

Deer hunter neds using packs of dogs to hunt and kill defenceless animals in sick new craze April 17, 2017 Scotland, Scottish Daily Record

... Urban hunting gangs are using packs of dogs to kill deer ... Their dogs can suffer horrific injuries but the “hunters” still pose for gruesome photos with their bloody trophies...


Campaigners call for deer consultation to press on after three die in ten days April 11, 2017 United Kingdom, East London and West Essex Guardian Series

... The City of London Corporation launched a consultation on managing the deer population on January 25, shortly after a successful campaign to stop them from being hunted... still seeing more than 100 deer related vehicle crashes each year...


Non-native trees more damaging than deer March 22, 2017 Scotland, The Scottish Farmer

... 54% of the country's woodlands were classed as 'unsatisfactory' ... incursions by non-native tree species were actually the single biggest reason for areas of woodland to miss their biodiversity targets, leading the gamekeepers to decry the "tunnel vision" of Scottish Natural Heritage's subsequent attack on deer managers...


Two deer calves found dead in Leicestershire park March 9, 2017 United Kingdom, Hinckley Times

... Following an increase in deer chases and two unexplained deaths of red deer calves in the past week we are requesting all dogs are on a lead in the lower zone below the Middle Wall...


Poachers threaten Exmoor's red deer with extinction February 25, 2017 United Kingdom, Telegraph.co.uk

... such is the fashion for venison that the very existence of England's largest population of red deer is under threat from gangs of armed poachers determined to cash in on rising demand...


A new agricultural industry in Scotland and the first new domesticated livestock species for 5,000 years J Fletcher - Game meat hygiene: Food safety and security, 2017

... farming deer for meat began in Scotland during the 1980’s ... Now all UK supermarkets sell venison ... whilst farmed venison can be treated in the same way as conventional abattoir killed meats, the provision of hygienically produced wild venison from wild deer killed in the field is challenging...


Vile Derby poachers are killing deer with illegal guns and dogs February 8, 2017 United Kingdom, DerbyTelegraph

... poachers were going out late at night with lamps to track the deer, then either setting lurcher-type dogs on them or shooting them ...


Review launched into deer control at forest after hunting scrapped January 26, 2017 United Kingdom, East London and West Essex Guardian Series

... The move comes after the corporation ended its contract with the Capreolus Club for hunting Fallow and Muntjac deer in forest buffer lands last month. More than 3,500 people signed a petition to bring an end to practice in 2016...


Control of bovine tuberculosis in a farmed red deer herd in England F Busch, F Bannerman, S Liggett, F Griffin, J Clarke… - Veterinary Record, 2017

This report describes how Mycobacterium bovis infection was controlled and eventually eradicated in a farmed red deer herd in the north of England, following sustained tuberculin skin testing supplemented with serological (antibody) tests over a period of approximately two years. ...


Friendly deer Daphne to be remembered with memorial after dog attack January 20, 2017 United Kingdom, Lincolnshire Reporter

... Three-year-old Daphne came to the country park around two years ago and never left. The council said she enjoyed daily visits – particularly from children who brought her food. Hundreds of people have left tributes and condolences on social media ...



Row after claim exotic trees threaten more ancient woodland than deer January 5, 2017 United Kingdom, Herald Scotland

... a new analysis of the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland, undertaken by Forestry Commission Scotland, shows deer are not the main problem and species like Sitka Spruce may be even more damaging...


Woman gives baby deer mouth to mouth after it almost drowns in swimming pool January 3, 2017 United Kingdom, Metro

... her efforts are successful and the adorable deer coughs and splutters, breathing on its own ...


No further punishment for gang who set dogs on deer, foxes and badgers January 3, 2016 United Kingdom, Express and Echo

... Graphic and distressing video footage found on the mobile phone of the ringleader was shown at Magistrates' Court ...


Baby deer doing well after being found by Labrador December 26, 2016 United Kingdom, BBC

... Labrador Jess surprised her owners by carrying the fawn into their home near Wymondham, Norfolk ... it certainly wouldn't have survived the night on its own ...


Scientists Look Into Why Deer Antlers Are Tough December 19, 2016 United Kingdom, iTech Post

... deer antlers have fibrils that are staggered rather than lines up. This makes the antlers tough as well as able to absorb blows. The study could lead to making new material that can be much tougher than current ones now out...


Female red deer with big brains have it all December 13, 2016 United Kingdom, Science Magazine

... the scientists report today in Royal Society Open Science... female red deer with larger brains lived longer and had more surviving offspring—and they passed their big brain trait to their kids ...

Arctic reindeer are shrinking, warn Scottish scientists December 12, 2016 The Scotsman

... Warm winters are producing more rain which then freezes on snow, covering the pasture beneath with an impenetrable layer of ice that the deer cannot break through. As a result, female reindeer are going hungry and aborting their calves ...


This deer - left to die by a Cambridgeshire road - was saved by a 'Christmas miracle' December 12, 2016 United Kingdom, Cambridge News

... The injured muntjac doe was spotted by a motorist lying beside the road ... treated at the centre [Fenland Animal Rescue], she beat all the odds to give birth to healthy fawn last week...


Nature quango accused of treating deer like 'weapons of mass destruction' than need 'indiscriminate' shooting December 10, 2016 Scotland, Telegraph.co.uk

... SNH’s chief executive, Mr Lowes ... warned that changing policy to focus on deer numbers, rather than their impact, would make the process of managing them “immeasurably more expensive and difficult.” ...


Wildlife Watch: Fallow deer December 6, 2016 United Kingdom, amateur photographer

... There are estimated to be around 100,000 fallow deer across the UK... Many of our royal forests were created to preserve these deer. During the past 500 years, fallow deer have been bred as living ornaments ...


Deer hunting given go ahead in ancient London woodland, sparking outrage November 29, 2016 United Kingdom, The Independent

... The Capreolus Club says it has “exclusive rights” from the City of London to hunt deer in 2,000 acres of Epping Forest ... hunters will be able to shoot rifles in areas open to the public...


Justice for Mutilated Deer Found Dead with Fast Food Bag Over Her Head November 13, 2016 United Kingdom, forcechange.com

... found murdered and mutilated on a bicycle path in Slough, Berkshire. ... The police believe the sadistic killer shoved a rock into the deer’s mouth before caving in her head with a concrete slab...



Horror as mutilated deer corpses and dead birds found strewn across leafy village October 18, 2016 United Kingdom, Mirror.co.uk

... People living in Greenside, Gateshead, found bin bags filled with the head, feet and other cut-up parts of a deer near a play area. A short distance away, a public road was strewn with chunks of fur and flesh, and in a nearby field, a mutilated deer carcass was found ripped in two...


Edinburgh, Blue-eyed Visayan spotted deer calf steals the hearts of zoo visitors October 13, 2016 Scotland,Times of Malta

... Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, it is believed to be one of the rarest and most narrowly distributed mammals in the world...


The NI deer population are 'sensitive creatures, easily spooked' October 13, 2016 Norther Ireland, BBC News

... for enthusiasts who wants to spot them in the wild, Tollymore Forest Park is a good place to start. Although the exact number is unknown, the deer population in the County Down beauty spot is believed to be about 150...


Giant deer on island 4,000 years before humans - experts say October 3, 2016 United Kingdom, BBC

... The deer, which has an antler span of more than 2.6m (8.5ft) was discovered in 1897 in a marl pit near St John's... believe the deer died 14,500 years ago...



Escaped deer filmed enjoying its new found freedom by bounding across harbour at sunrise September 21, 2016 United Kingdom, Daily Mail

... The Sika deer is thought to live with the resident herd on the Brownsea Island nature reserve but had managed to swim the half-a-mile stretch across the shallow harbour to the mainland...


Litter from cyclists' gel packs is harming deer September 21, 2016 United Kingdom, Mashable

... Park conservationists warned that 161 empty gel packs used by competitors of the London Duathlon were found after litter pickers cleaned the course route... It's estimated that litter kills about five deer a year in Richmond Park ...


Venison boom hampered by lack of deer farm growth September 16, 2016 Scotland, BBC News

... Despite huge growth in UK venison sales, supply of wild and farmed meat has not kept up with consumer demand. That has led to imports from as far afield as New Zealand to fill the gap...


Odiham deer park plans has 'positive' reaction from community September 12, 2016 United Kingdom, Get Hanpshire

... plans to introduce a deer park between Odiham and North Warnborough ... “The managed deer herd from the Petworth Estate, the oldest in the country, will provide year-long interest for all parts of the local community,” ...


Exmoor's wild red deer gather in safe havens before rut begins September 8, 2016 United Kingdom, Plymouth Herald

... One local deer expert told the WMN this week there was so much shooting going on in areas of Exmoor, the situation had become “desperate”... “In my area, there are no stags at all at the moment.”...


Scientists develop field test for bluetongue September 6, 2016 United Kingdom, vettimes.co.uk

... There are currently 27 different types of bluetongue virus ... , the new test is similar to one for African horse sickness recently developed by another team of scientists at Pirbright...


Deer died in an illegal snare September 5, 2016 Scotland, Linlithgow Journal & Gazette

... With no stops on the snares it meant that the deer would have suffered an agonising death through suffocation and possibly suspension from a stone wall... Anyone with information is being urged to call 03000 999 99


Tangled deer wrestles with wildlife rescuer! August 23, 2016 United Kingdom, Wildlife Aid

We get called our to rescue deer trapped in a number of odd situations, but entanglement in fencing is, sadly, a common sight. We were recently called out to rescue a young male deer that had become trapped in a rope fence. Simon and volunteer Louise rushed to the scene, where the deer was very tangled and very feisty! With cutters in hand, Simon set to work, but the deer was not going to be set free easily...

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Experts reveal deer, llama, wallabies and civets can be good human companions July 11, 2016 United Kingdom, Daily Mail

... According to the researchers from the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the sika deer, agile wallaby, tamar wallaby, llama, and Asian palm civet are all suitable as pets...


Deer vision criticised July 7, 2016 United Kingdom, Herald Scotland

... section on deer which is most controversial, with the recommendation to: “Introduce mandatory management, monitoring and reporting of wild deer densities for landowners to ensure deer populations and densities are managed at truly sustainable levels.” ...


Landowners facing action on deer June 28, 2016 United Kingdom, Herald Scotland

... would require landowners to shoot more deer, failing that they would be fined and SNH would organise a cull. At issue are the internationally important woodlands on the Assynt peninsula which SNH says are being seriously damaged by high numbers of grazing red deer...


Warning for dog owners during deer birthing season June 20, 2016 United Kingdom, East London and West Essex Guardian Series

... The birthing season for fawns generally runs from June until August...


Innovative device to stop deer deaths on Burntwood roads June 10, 2016 United Kingdom, Lichfield Mercury

... activated by approaching headlights, emits low level sound and light to deter deer from crossing into traffic... "The devices have been used in parts of Europe and have demonstrated an average of 90 per cent success rate with reducing deer-vehicle collisions." ...


Brian May appalled after frail deer is CHASED by kids after savage attack May 6, 2016 United Kingdom, Express.co.uk

... An animal sanctuary on the rock guitarist’s Surrey estate is now looking after the traumatised animal ... throwing herself against fencing to escape... she was chased by dogs and children ...


4000-year-old red deer skull and antlers found in Borth April 28, 2016 United Kingdom, BBC News

... The forest and peat deposits either side of this channel date to between about 6,000 and 4,000 years ago - the time of the last hunter gatherers and the earliest farmers in Britain...


Police investigate after 200 farm deer make bid for freedom April 19, 2016 United Kingdom, The Lincolnite

... Many are still on the loose with around 120 recovered so far...


Colonization of the Scottish islands via long-distance Neolithic transport of red deer (Cervus elaphus) DWG Stanton, JA Mulville, MW Bruford - Proc. R. Soc. B, 2016

... This study uses DNA sequences to characterise red deer genetic diversity across the Scottish islands ...Our results are also inconsistent with an origin from Ireland or Norway, suggesting long-distance maritime travel by Neolithic people to the outer Scottish Isles from an unknown source...



Scottish Deer Not So Native, New Research Suggests April 9, 2016 New Historian

... Deer species once thought native to several Scottish islands may have been brought there by human hands, according to new genetic research into the subject... their general genetic profile is closest in line to red deer from western continental Europe...


Riddle of the red deer: Orkney deer arrived by Neolithic ship, study reveals April 6, 2016 United Kingdom, The Guardian

... Stags and hinds arrived with humans – but not from Scandinavia, nor from the British mainland. And they can only have arrived by ship: transported by enterprising Neolithic colonists ... “long distance maritime travel by Neolithic people … from an unknown source.” ...


Number of Red Deer calves Bradgate Park drops after dogs chased them last year March 31, 2016 United Kingdom, Leicester Mercury

... there are only 12 Red Deer calves, compared to the 35 to 40 calves the park would expect to see ... Last year 30 Red Deer calves died at the park as a result of the stress of being chased by dogs...



Scottish Deer Not So Native, New Research Suggests April 9, 2016 New Historian

... Deer species once thought native to several Scottish islands may have been brought there by human hands, according to new genetic research into the subject... their general genetic profile is closest in line to red deer from western continental Europe...


Riddle of the red deer: Orkney deer arrived by Neolithic ship, study reveals April 6, 2016 United Kingdom, The Guardian

... Stags and hinds arrived with humans – but not from Scandinavia, nor from the British mainland. And they can only have arrived by ship: transported by enterprising Neolithic colonists ... “long distance maritime travel by Neolithic people … from an unknown source.” ...


Number of Red Deer calves Bradgate Park drops after dogs chased them last year March 31, 2016 United Kingdom, Leicester Mercury

... there are only 12 Red Deer calves, compared to the 35 to 40 calves the park would expect to see ... Last year 30 Red Deer calves died at the park as a result of the stress of being chased by dogs...



New kits for deer rangers to tackle poachers December 18, 2015 United Kingdom, Staffordshire Newsletter

... DNA from wounds suspected to have been caused by hunting dogs can be swabbed and recovered ammunition evidence can be sent off for analysis... it will possibly allow us to match-up a dead deer to the dog that killed it...


Teen fights to save the life of his pet deer named 'Rudolph' who he rescued from the bush - as authorities claim it's a 'threat' … December, 2015 Daily Mail

... Andrew Foots, 19, rescued Rudolph the fawn last month in Mansfield ... Authorities have seized the baby deer and won a court order it kill it ... Rudolph is being held at a secret location until the appeal in February ...


Wildlife braces for winter as the frost begins to bite December 7, 2015 United Kingdom, The Guardian

... red deer are wandering the open hill, rust on rust. They are segregated again, the stags huddled together after the excitement of the rut. Weighed down by their antlers, ribs protruding, they have lost their energy for hostility ...


Scots marksmen agree to spare rare deer from cull November 5, 2015 United Kingdom, The Scotsman

... The red deer - which is snow-white and has blue eyes ... White deer have been living in the glens of Arran for many years and are thought to be the result of a rare genetic strain...



Deer culls leave fawns left “to die a slow death from starvation” October 18, 2015 United Kingdom, Deadline News

... shot at night using a technique known as “lamping.” ... “The danger is that mothers can be shot, leaving dependent babies to die a slow death from starvation...


Mythical white deer captured on camera on Dartmoor October 14, 2015 United Kingdom, Express and Echo

... The white stag is usually a creature of myth and legend, but one has been spotted in West Devon by a wildlife author...


Revised Odiham deer park plans still opposed by campaigners October 12, 2015 United Kingdom, Get Hampshire

... Mr Plumbe said the revised plan “still proposes urbanisation of the deer park by building eight houses and relies primarily on penning in a small herd of deer in a small part of the original deer park to subscribe to the fictional vision of restoring a heritage”..


Earl and Countess welcome you to their deer park - for the autumn rut October 7, 2015 United Kingdom, WestMorningNews

... The deer rut is underway, with the best chance of witnessing the spectacular event in a deer park... The Earl and Countess of Devon are personally welcoming visitors to the fallow deer rut at Powderham Castle this autumn...


JMT deny killing missing deer September 26, 2015 United Kingdom, northern-times.co.uk

... A sporting estate owner on the Assynt Peninsula last week claimed deer numbers had dropped in the area from 1419 to 881 over the 18-month period running up to November 2014... the loss of deer would badly impact on the local economy and said it would affect not just supposedly “rich” landowners but also crofters who make up Assynt Crofters’ Trust...


Officers accused of 'lack of humanity' after suggesting to throw injured deer into hedge September 19, 2015 United Kingdom, Get Surrey

... It was a blow to its rear legs, which looked like they had both been broken,” said Mr Claesen. “It tried scrambling across the road, but not successfully...


National Trust’s deer cull plans could ‘decimate’ population on Ashridge Estate September 17, 2015 United Kingdom, Hemel Today

... The volunteer, who grew up on the estate, said: “They are going to kill about 680 fallow deer, and the head count of all the deer that live there is 950 I believe. “They’re going to wipe out two-thirds of the population ...


New row over deer fencing to protect ancient Assynt woods September 14, 2015 United Kingdom, BBC

... In 2012, crofters called on the John Muir Trust (JMT) to protect woods on its Quinag Estate in Assynt against deer by using fences and not a cull. Deer numbers have "plummeted" since ...