Do you think in order to try and tackle poaching, the traceability of wild deer carcasses should be stepped up?
For example, making it mandatory for every stalker supplying the food chain to stamp the inside of the rib-cage with their personal stalker number, then any wild carcass without this is illegal. So, say spot checks could be made on pubs, restaurants, game dealers, etc. and if found with a carcass without a stamp they may be prosecuted? This might help stop pubs buying back-door potentially poached venison, helping legitimate stalkers, and the wild venison market.
Just a point I am considering for my dissertation, would be interesting to hear some thoughts.