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 w