The Irish Deer Management Forum has launched a series of best practice guides to support landowners and deer managers with the aim of improving the management and welfare of our wild deer. The guides are available on www.idmf.ie or www.irishdeercommission.ie
Data released by government show the number of licensed deer hunters in Ireland continues to increase with 5,249 licenses granted in 2017/18 by National Parks and Wildlife Service. The previous year saw 4,600 licenses granted
Data released by government show 37,241 deer were culled by licensed deer hunters in 2016/17. Co Wicklow accounted for almost one third of the national cull with 13,367 deer culled followed by Co Tipperary with 3,716.