The Deer Initiative

What we do


The Deer Initiative provides the framework and toolkit for effective and sustainable management of wild deer in England and Wales. We help landowners and others to work together at a landscape scale and to Best Practice standards, so that deer management is effective, safe and humane.

We raise awareness, provide advice, training and support to landowners and deer managers. We also advise our government, private and voluntary sector Partners on all aspects of wild deer management. This includes, for example, tackling deer-vehicle collisions, reducing deer impacts on vulnerable habitats and supporting deer management under Environmental Stewardship and Woodland grant schemes.

The Deer Initiative

Associated documents

Document nameDate added
The sustainable management of wild deer populations in England: An action plan10/11/2011  Download
The sustainable managment of wild deer populations in England: a review of 2005-2008 and summary of action to March 201110/11/2011  Download

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