Aims and Objectives
- Develop a sustainable and achievable deer management policy progressed within a partnership arrangement with land users and stakeholders.
- To promote and encourage efforts to improve the management and conservation of our deer population and habitat.
- To co-operate and liaise with other organisations in matters of common interest.
- To support landowners and land managers to ensure deer are managed at sustainable levels.
- To highlight and support initiatives to combat wildlife crime, including the illegal killing of deer.
- Offer our members a wide range of recreational countryside and deer-related activities
- To defend, advocate and represent Deer Stalking
- Promote high quality education and training to ensure that deer can be effectively managed
- Campaign on a range of deer welfare issues working closely with other relevant organisations
- Support academic research into deer welfare and conservation
- Advise government and key public bodies on deer-related issues
- Lobby for a thriving, sustainable and managed wild deer population
- Publish information that assists with improving knowledge about deer, their management and conservation
- Campaign that sustainable deer management must rely on sound, practical and applied scientific research and avoid at all costs deer management based on arbitrary political pressure
- Campaign on the importance of conserving our native deer species as part of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and biodiversity. With particular importance on the unique DNA blood-lines of the wild Irish Red deer in Co Kerry and the island of Inishvickillane.
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