Deer Control Throughout The Southeast
Deer control is necessary throughout Kent’s countrysides for many reasons. A farmer’s crop can be heavily affected by large numbers of deer eating young crops as well as the grass from fields that are for livestock consumption. This passes on a heavy financial burden to those involved in the loss of produce and the extra feed necessary to feed livestock.
The management of deer comes more prevalent as the countryside diminishes (due to land development) and deer adapt to the areas that remain. Seeking food sources, Deer will work their way through new tree plantations and have also been known to eat the bark of trees. If not controlled, Deer have the potential to clear entire woodland areas.
Call DB Environmental now to discuss your needs with our deer stalking & management certified team.
There are currently six deer species living wild in the British countryside and they are:
- Red Deer – Native
- Roe Deer – Native
- Fallow Deer – Introduced by the Romans
- Sika Deer
- Muntjac Deer
- Chinese Water Deer
Whilst control of Deer is for the benefit of the landowner, control may also be necessary to maintain the deer population themselves. Overgrazing can lead to starvation and must be monitored. Road traffic accidents are another danger to deer and this must be taken care of also.
To prevent overgrazing, damage to land and crops “culling” may well be necessary. This should be down efficiently, swiftly and humanely by our team.
The British Deer Society has released certificated courses for deer control. The course provides information on the importance of deer management, as well as the welfare and conservation of deer. This is a necessity due to the lack of natural predators.