Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer Dama dama are one of the non-native species of deer to be found in the UK. Originally brought here for meat and sport by the Normans, and possibly the Romans. They are now widespread and numbers are increasing. With no natural predators only cars and deer stalkers attempt to maintain a healthy population.

Fallow are attractive deer with the white spots and the stags have their impressive spade like 'palmated' antlers.

To forestry a herd of Fallow is a problem, they graze on the young shoots which are vital to coppicing and the regeneration of the tree. Deer proof fencing is a long term solution and culling will maintain numbers.