Hardback, 224 pages.
Practical Deer Management offers candid and comprehensive advice for anyone who has to deal with deer and the issues they present, be they gardeners suffering attacks on their flower beds, foresters looking to prevent damage to newly planted trees, or landowners with larger scale problems.
While a wealth of information on deer exists already, a career in teaching countryside managers quickly made it apparent that there was a need for a straightforward and comprehensive volume that is accessible to all. Written to be clear and easily understood, Practical Deer Management looks at the deer themselves and suggests non-lethal protective measures in addition to more active management, with attention given to other considerations such as health, the law and the practical construction of infrastructure such as high seats. A humane approach is stressed throughout.
About the author...
An all-round field sportsman, Charles Smith-Jones has always been fascinated by deer, studying and managing them for almost 40 years, with wide experience across all of the six British species. His writing will be familiar to readers of Shooting Times, Sporting Gun and Deer magazines, to which he is a regular contributor.