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    Wild Red deer Hind Isle of Wight

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    A couple of pictures of a couched wild Red deer Hind in some dense woodland on the Isle of Wight

    atb Tim

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Ov View Post
    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?
    Thanks for your interest.

    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.

    atb Tim
    Last edited by timbrayford; 30-04-2014 at 12:57.

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    There are more pictures and background information of the Isle of Wight's deer population on Isle of Wight Deer, Flikr and The Mammal Society 60 for 60.

    atb Tim

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