Author Archives: Lynda Daniels

At last cold weather but it won’t kill off Deer Ticks

The weather has been mild for so long and then the rain made it very difficult for deer management. Now a cold spell, for as long as it lasts, and we do need the cold or at least frost to keep mosquito numbers down etc. However, we cannot say the same for the ticks that host on deer. The cold will not kill them. Instead, the autumn and winter tree shedding provides the perfect place for them retreat to. Then, when it warms up even slightly, they will reappear, climb onto some vegetation and wait for the deer to come to them.  Or, your dog, or cat or even you!  They are waiting at about the height of your knee, so be aware. Deer ticks will cause Lyme Disease and if you are bitten this can be very serious and a further reason … Continue reading

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Rising Popularity of Venison

January 2016 – Wessex Deer Management Supports Rising Popularity of Venison. Demand for a more interesting and contemporary menu, as well as the lean and healthy attributes of Game are just two of the reasons why there has been a rise in the popularity of Venison, both on a commercial level and with the general pubic.One of the Uk’s leading supermarket’s recently reported Christmas Venison sales were up 115 per cent on this time last year.  In fact, they went as far as to say they sold out from the pre-order range and told the Guardian they were working to bring more top quality game to customers in response to its huge popularity. The customer clearly wants to experience what was once only enjoyed in a hotel or restaurant setting at home.  And, in reality, mostly anything you prepare with beef … Continue reading

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How we operate

  When it is considered necessary to reduce the number of deer on your land, we will operate under the strict guidelines laid out by The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), to ensure the welfare of the animal and the safety of everyone that lives and works on the land, as well as members of the public and any commercial livestock. Our deer culls will take place from a camouflaged and elevated A-Frame. This is for safety reasons, as previously explained, as well as a level of accuracy for an instant kill with no stress to the animal.  We will also mark the date and exactly where on your land the animal was expired. Our work is always conducted humanely and with complete respect for the landowner, their business and the animal.  We understand that there may be a negative reaction from members of … Continue reading

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