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Thread: Can anyone possibly help me regarding ecology of UK deer please?

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    Can anyone possibly help me regarding ecology of UK deer please?

    Firstly I'd just like to say hi since I'm a new member here.

    I was just wondering if it was possible for anyone to help as I have volunteered on the estate where I work to undertake a small project regarding the interpretation of the ecology of deer.
    Other than being able to ID deer I don't really know all that much about them - I did a countryside management diploma and although we did a small part on deer it was aimed more towards the conservation side of things i.e. protecting plantations and such.
    So I thought this would be a good oppourtunity to get up to speed with deer and at the same time produce something useful for other people who aren't all that aware of their life cycle and ecology.

    Basically, I'm looking at trying to create an annual time-line or a sort of yearly 'clock' containing the annual life cycles of the six UK deer species, the annual breeding ecology and then comparing the difference.
    Also I'd like to have a small section explaining their habitat requirements in relation to their life-cycle.

    I've been on the Deer Initiative's & other websites, who do seems to have some good information but it's not all that concsise in relation to what I'm looking for and was wondering if anyone would have a spare moment to lend a hand?

    I've left it a bit late really as I was hoping to find some books in my local library but there seems to be a lack of books relating to ecology based subjects.

    Would by hugely grateful if anyone could help.

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    Have you tried the SNH Best Practise web site as this contains some very good but concise info on deer ecology. The link is http://www.bestpracticeguides.org.uk/ecology_roe.aspx

    Regards

    Mulac

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    The book 'Deer' by Norma Chapman is very good
    ISBN 0-905483-88-X
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    I have a copy you can borrow if you wish. You have to promise to send it back though!
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy View Post
    Basically, I'm looking at trying to create an annual time-line or a sort of yearly 'clock' containing the annual life cycles of the six UK deer species, the annual breeding ecology and then comparing the difference.
    Already been done and published by the BDS Richy, in 1987.

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    Only Roe and only on VHS that I am aware of but Bruce Potts made a film some years back :-

    A year in the life f the Roe Deer.

    Published by Sylvan Films.

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    The information you want for all six species is presented in 'clock' format in the 'Know your British Deer' Study Pack compiled by Jeanette Lawton which was published by the BDS and copyrighted in 1987. Having checked their site it doesn't look like it is available anymore. You might give them a call and see if they have any old copies about.

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