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July 2003
Nottinghamshire deer - Why survey?
Deer at dusk in Wollaton Park
Deer at dusk in Wollaton Park
A deer enthusiast has been charting the deer population in Notts for the last 12 months.

Dennis Ashcroft, the deer enthusiast, explains why...
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Notts Deer Survey:
History of deer

Why do the survey?

Results of survey

Further features:
Deer Spotters Guide
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Deer UK
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AIMS OF SURVEY

1. Estimate the numbers and species of deer.

2. Estimate sex ratios.

3. Estimate the numbers of the individual species.

4. Estimate sex ratio’s within the individual species.

5. Record, collate and plot the location, distribution and densities of the deer.

6. Record, collate and plot the distribution and densities of the individual species.

7. By comparing the findings with any obtainable existing/past records and taking
into account the findings of the project report Road Traffic Accidents Involving Deer, study, calculate variations, similarities and patterns that may help highlight pointers towards the future of/for the deer.
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For the last 12 months members of the public have been taking on the role of deer spotters to help deer enthusiast Dennis Ashcroft chart the deer population of Nottinghamshire.

Deer are part and parcel of Nottinghamshire history, especially in connection with Sherwood Forest and the legendary Robin Hood.

Deer are even depicted on the city of Nottingham’s coat of arms.

Dennis Ashcroft
Notts very own deer hunter - Dennis Ashcroft
Nowadays, when the people of Notts think of deer they think of Wollaton Park's captive deer.

These deer are reputed to be direct descendants from the original deer of Sherwood Forest, where there used to be abundant numbers.

The survey has proven that there are still large numbers of the animals in the county.

The overall aim of the project was to record and collate and plot the location, distribution and densities of the deer.

The information collected from the survery will now be used to highlight pointers towards the future of/for the deer in Nottinghamshire and possibly their management.

Read the Notts Deer Survey Results >>

Become a deer spotter. Use our deer spotters guide >>
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