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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Deer

Last year
# public consultation
Government wants to hear from the public over how the nation's deer population is controlled
Deer culls take place each year to control the population.
# Watch Out
Drivers urged to be cautious around deer breeding season
Deer are particularly at risk from late September to early November as they move around more.
All time
34 deer killed in Phoenix Park as part of 'managed cull' this week
The animals – 22 females and 12 males – were culled on Tuesday.
# oh deer
People feeding Phoenix Park deer is harming the herd, researcher warns
People are being urged to “let the wildlife stay wild”.
# Cull
Deer cull begins in Killarney National Park to manage red and Sika herds
The cull will continue until mid-March.
# Victoria
Pet stag kills man and critically injures woman in Australia
The Australian Deer Association said it was rare for deer to attack people.
# oh deer
'The deer are taking over': Danny Healy-Rae asks if army will be sent to Kerry as locals face 'turmoil and tears'
And Healy-Rae wasn’t impressed with the government’s response.
# fallow deer
34 deer killed as part of regular cull at Phoenix Park
Culls are aimed at managing the Phoenix Park deer population which numbers close to 500.
# year in the life
Phoenix Park deer: 'The bucks are in the bachelor area ... the females are up near Castleknock'
There are roughly 500 deer at any one time in the park, with a new batch of fawns ready to arrive in June.
# Cull
State-hired marksman shot over 200 deer in the Phoenix Park in the last two years
A total of 203 deer were shot by the marksman as part of eight culls carried out in 2016 and 2017.
# Shot Down
Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.
# Monkey Business
Research reveals 'highly unusual' behaviour of male monkey trying to have sex with female deer
The study is only the second on the phenomenon of inter-species sex.
# oh deer
Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon
And before you use that Father Ted joke – no, the reindeer aren’t just far away.
# on the hunt
US hunter 'paid substantial sum' for licence to shoot rare red deer in Killarney
The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is investigating the allegations.
# culled
Outrage as severed heads of deer found in Killarney bin
The animals had been culled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
# Collision Course
Deer from Kerry roaming freely in the Phoenix Park? It's not a good idea
A TD raised the idea this week, and the arts & heritage minister said she’d look into it.
# Steady On
Concern over plan to kill deer blamed for Killarney car accidents
The red deer, unique to Kerry, is one of two species due to be targeted in next month’s cull.
# oh deer
Baby deer doesn't ever want to stop having its belly rubbed
# i'll race ya
Excited dog and deer have a ball racing each other
# doe-te
This baby deer being rescued from a fence will break your heart
Look at it run to its mammy!
# teeny-tiny
A deer the size of a hamster was born in a Spanish zoo
We want one. NOW.
# on the hoof
'Operation Bambi' finds deer head in Tallaght house
The operation is aimed at cracking down on the pursuit of deer by “unscrupulous” hunters.
# That's two deer
Red deer from Kerry could be introduced to the Phoenix Park
Minister Jimmy Deenihan’s hoping they’d get along with the Dublin deer, and says his officials are looking into the suggestion.
# RIP Mairead
Deer calf Mairead found shot in ditch dies
Little Mairead was thought to be well on her way to recovery when she suddenly passed away.
# oh deer
Deer's incredible escape from car caught on camera
That’s a clean pair of hooves.
# pic of the day
Poor Deer Pic of the Day
Just your average bank holiday Monday in Phoenix Park.
# Seasonal surprise
VIDEO: Horse racing interrupted when deer take to the track
These Pittsburgh racegoers got more of a spectacle than they paid for.
# Cheer up!
Good morning! Here's some beautiful images to start your day
Photographer Marc O’Sullivan captured these gorgeous photographs of deer in Phoenix Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.