They are lovely creatures.
Always interesting to hear of isolated populations like this Tim - thanks for your posts on the subject.
How many head are there in the IOW population now do you think?
I don't know how many deer there are on the island.
Since I started enquiring into the true status of wild deer on the Isle of Wight around a year ago it transpires that Red, Fallow Muntjac and Roe have all variously been sighted here since the mid 1970's.
It also appears that there has been a covert campaign by some public authorities, supported by several large land owning charities to eradicate these deer in an attempt to create a long term experimental deer free zone.
Recently I have been trying to convince organisations such as the Forestry Commission, Isle of Wight Council, Natural England and the Deer Initiative of the merits of conducting a proper deer census and deriving a formal management plan based on "Best Practice" principles.
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