13th January 2020 – Great North Museum, Hancock, Newcastle University – A one-day symposium to pool knowledge and gather current information on the species.
Muntjac deer range is increasing following their 20th-century introduction in the southeast of England. They have steadily spread with occasional reports now of sightings to the north in Cumbria, County Durham, and Northumberland. Scottish policy is clear, to be free of muntjac deer.
Police in Dorset are urging people to come forward with information about poaching.
Officers from the rural crime team say they need people to call about issues including sightings of suspicious vehicles, bolt-cropped padlocks, tyre tracks in fields and gates left open.
PCSO Tom Balchin said: "We need to know what is happening, when, where and how."
"We also need people to report poaching, hare coursing, and illegal fishing to us at the time it’s happening via 999 or when the damage is discovered the next day by calling 101 or emailing email@example.com."
Deer Stalkers’ Evening, Suffolk, 30th October 2019.
At Great Whelnetham Community Centre, nr Bury St Edmunds, with doors open at 6 pm for 7.15 pm
Topics being covered are:
* Landscape deer management project, by Valentina Zini, from the University of East Anglia.
* Professor Rory Putman, BDS chairman, Over what sort of spatial scale does management effort need to be coordinated to deliver effective reductions in deer impacts?
* Wild game meat regulations - what you can legally do with your culled deer.
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