The Deer Initiative

Welcome to The Deer Initiative

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The Deer Initiative is a broad partnership of statutory, voluntary and private interests dedicated to "ensuring the delivery of a sustainable, well-managed wild deer population in England and Wales".

The partners abide by the principles of the Deer Accord and encourage others to share their commitment and priorities as an integral part of their management of deer.

Forest Advisory Consortium (FACE)

The Forest Advisory Consortium (FACE), of which The Deer Initiative is a member, is a partnership of organisations providing expertise in accessing funding programmes. FACE has been supporting forestry and other rural businesses to successfully access LEADER, CPS and other government funding for a number of years.

If you have a forestry or rural business and an investment in mind but are not sure if it might be eligible for Rural Development support, get in touch with your local FACE partner to see how they can help. The contact details of all the regional partners can be found at the FACE website. You can also e-mail or tweet @forestryace .

myForest Deer Manager

The myForest Deer Manager app allows stalkers to record cull data which can then be submitted and registered on an owner or manager myForest account. Owners and managers will be able to keep up-to-date with cull information and remove the need for stalkers to submit paper records. The app is available now on Android and iOS. Read more about the deer management functions and sign up for a myForest account online at

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