Deer Species Guides


Deer Species UK

UK wild deer numbers – some estimates are as high as two million – are growing.  A combination of mild winters, good food supply and woodland cover means that increased culling is needed to prevent still higher population growth.

Of the six species of UK deer only two – Red and Roe – are truly native.  Fallow deer were introduced by the Normans for hunting, whilst Sika, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer were Victorian imports and subsequently park escapees.

DSUK talks to Claus the man behind Viper-flex Quad sticks

The Deer Stalker

A Short film about deer stalking, made by media students.

The Joys of Guided Stalking

As someone that enjoys many different aspects of shooting, I find managing my time very difficult, especially with a family of young children. I am lucky enough to have my own ground with Roe and Muntjac, but i find it difficult to give the ground the attention it...

Deer Feeding

Drawing on 38 years of experience managing deer in a wide range of contexts, Callum Thomson discusses the complex business of feeding. Covering the advantages of feeding and balancing requirements with economics, Callum gives lots of practical advice based on his own tried and tested systems.

Selling Venison “A Guide”

A number of recent discussions and presentations have highlighted the confusion over game meat laws. Although it has been 7 years since the overhaul of game meat and game dealing rules many people are still not aware of the regulations as they currently stand. Well...

UK Deer Trophy Measurement Guidelines

UK Deer Trophy Measurement Guidelines What is, or what makes a deer trophy? A trophy can contain a huge amount of personal memories. Memories of the landscape, the weather on a particular day, the stalk and shot itself or for many, memories of the individual animal if...

Chinese Water Deer ( Hydropotes inermis )

Common name – Chinese water deer Latin name – Hydropotes inermis History Estimates suggest the UK’s population of Chinese water deer represents some 10% of the world’s total of this small, primitive deer with bucks having tusks, rather than antlers.  Introduced to...

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