Training and Wild Deer Welfare

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A draft definition of competence (e.g. in terms of welfare, public safety and food safety) including the scope, standard and measure required

A report on a review of females culled in close season

A report on current perception, legal status and expectation with respect to deer welfare in other countries

A report on limitations of data currently collected

A report on the current perception, legal status and expectations with regard to wild deer welfare in Scotland

A report on the data requirements of a unified system

A report on the limitations and costs of current methods to assess competence

A report on the seminar for recreational hunters in Scotland, with some comments on deer management

A review of available data on natural motality of red and roe deer populations

A review of different options available for collecting and reporting cull data

A review of options used to assess competence in other countries

A review of systems used to monitor competence in other countries

A review of systems, based on new and existing ideas, which could be used to monitor in Scotland

Altitudinal patterns of tick and host abundance: a potential role for climate change in regulating tick-borne diseases?

An estimate of numbers of deer shot that do not go through game dealers (‘domestic consumption’)

Applying wildllife welfare principles to individual animals

Comparison of effects of different methods of culling red deer (Cervus elaphus) by shooting on behaviour and post mortem measurements of blood chemistry, muscle glycogen and carcase characteristics

Comparison of four methods to reduce white-tailed deer abundance in an urban community

Comparison of the lethality of lead and copper bullets in deer control operations to reduce incidental lead poisoning; field trials in England and Scotland

Contrary seasonal changes of rates of nutrient uptake, organ mass, and voluntary food intake in red deer

Controlling urban deer

Deer hunting in a residential community: the community's perspective

Deer management within suburban areas

Deer vehicle collisions in Scotland Monitoring project 2008-2011

Deer-vehicle collisions, deer density and land use in Iowa's urban deer herd management zones

Effects of human disturbance on the diet composition of wild red deer (Cervus elaphus)

Evidence that climate change has caused 'emergence' of tick-borne diseases in Europe

Factors Affecting Calf Mortality in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

Factors Associated with Shooting Accuracy and Wounding Rate of Four Managed Wild Deer Species in the UK, Based on Anonymous Field Records from Deer Stalkers

Game and wildlife management skills: Scotland

Habitat monitoring in the wider countryside: A case study on the pursuit of innovation in red deer management

Influence of anthropogenic disturbances on activity, behaviour and heart rate of roe deer (Capreolus Capreolus) and red deer (Cervus Elaphus), in context of their daily and yearly patterns.

Legislation close season shooting

Managing deer in the countryside

Managing white-tailed deer in suburban environments

Mapping wildlife: integrating stakeholder knowledge with modelled patterns of deer abundance by using participatory GIS

National deer-vehicle collisions project Scotland (2003-2005)

Native deer - red and roe. Version 1.0

On the multifunctionality of hunting – an institutional analysis of eight cases from Europe and Africa

Public perceptions of wild deer management: pilot study

Responses of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to regular disturbance by hill walkers

Roe deer and methods of control in forests of south Scotland

Sex differences in the consequences of maternal loss in a long-lived mammal, the red deer (Cervus elaphus)

Standards in deer management

Survey of permanent wound tracts in the carcases of culled wild red deer in Scotland

Sustainable deer management: a case study report for the Deer Commission for Scotland

The effects of wound site and blood collection method on biochemical measures obtained from wild, free-ranging red deer (Cervus elaphus) shot by rifle

The health of wild red and sika deer in Scotland: An analysis of key endoparasites and recommendations for monitoring disease

Traffic collisions involving deer and other ungulates in Europe and available measures for mitigation

Urban and suburban deer management by state wildlife-conservation agencies

Urban Deer Awareness Day 2014: South Lanarkshire Deer Group

Validating mammal monitoring methods and assessing the performance of volunteers in wildlife conservation - 'Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodies?'

Wild animals as reservoirs of infectious diseases in the UK

Wild deer as a source of infection for livestock and humans in the UK

Winter habitat use by red and roe deer in pine-dominated forest