I recently read an article about the deliberate (and illegal) introduction of Axis deer to the big island of Hawaii, and the efforts to eradicate them.
Four years ago several deer were flown by helicopter across from a nearby island and were released by a group of men hoping to create a population of deer that they could then hunt. The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) has hired professional hunters in order to cull all of the released deer as soon as possible and there is a court order which means that the helicopter pilot that helped to fly the deer onto the island is now being made to fly about looking for the released deer for free! anyway I couldn't help but make a comparison with the UK where the spread of non-indigenous deer species seems to be largely ignored and I'm not aware of any coordinated effort to halt or hamper the invasion of invasive deer species.
What do you think about the spread of non-indigenous deer species where you live/hunt? I'd be interested to hear opinions of members from abroad as well as from Britain