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Ongoing research estimates that over two million deer currently roam free across the UK and this is destined to continue rising, due to the lack of natural predators to help us to keep the numbers to a manageable level.
We understand, identify and evaluate the effect of the deer population on woodlands, forests, grass and farm land, which can be severely affected by wildlife overpopulation in a matter of weeks without wildlife control in place.
Our wildlife management services cater for the specific needs of all types of land owners and operators, including but not limited to soft fruit, orchards and livestock farms, privet woodlands and large gardens, Forestry Commission sites, SSSI sites and RSPB controlled areas. Our team’s vast experience and in-depth knowledge of both flora and fauna adds an invaluable benefit to our tree planting services to ensure that each new tree has the best chance of establishing and outgrowing potential pest and deer damage.
For your safety and peace of mind, our team are highly trained and fully insured. Our Wildlife Management Personnel hold the necessary qualifications and certifications, including: Deer Stalking Certification Level 1 & 2, Deer Vehicles Collision Humane Animal Dispatcher, A Best Larder Practice, Deer Activity and Impact Monitoring, NRA Range Conducting Officer, ILM Leadership and Management.
To discuss your individual requirements or to find out more about our Wildlife Management Service, please get in touch.
Deer impact survey
Usually carried out in early Spring to assess trees’ survival rate. Our report identifies grazing evidence, scarring of young trees, location of animal tracks and potential bedding places.
Deer number estimation
In order to minimise damage to new trees and plants, we can estimate the number of animals attending the site, their species and sex. This is achieved using high-definition trail cameras by monitoring access points and main “highways” or paths used by the animals.
Using satellite imaging, a site map is created showing “hot spots” and other affected areas, where active wildlife management may be required.
After advising our clients on the most suitable methods to reduce the presence in the area, we can actively carry out culls and advise on the creation of “exclusion” zones. All processes are carried out in accordance with strict risk assessment protocols to protect the safety of on-site personnel, members of public, livestock and machinery, thus eliminating any potential risk. A detailed log is kept for any culling activity and an annual report is periodically compiled to assess animal quotas.
Tomorrow’s Forests offer a professional, safe, sustainable and ethical deer and wildlife management service.