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Who We are


The Irish Deer Society was established in 1968 to monitor legislation and activities of organizations and agencies that may impact on deer, their habitat and management practices.
We are devoted to improving the welfare of wild deer in Ireland and recognize and accept that this may involve culling for the greater good of the overall herd.

Objectives of the Irish Deer Society

  1. The conservation of deer and their habitat in ireland.
  2. The advancement of the study and the dissemination of the knowledge of deer their distribution and ecology.
  3. The establishment of sound methods of management and humane control of deer.
  4. The achievement and observance of adequate legal protective provisions.
  5. The formulation of a code of conduct and rules for deer stalking.