Consultation on proposals for the deer management strategy (consultation now closed)

Closed 2 Sep 2022

Opened 4 Aug 2022


The consultation seeks views on the key proposals to ensure the sustainable management of the English deer population and a reduction of the impacts of deer on the natural environment. These proposals include reviewing the evidence base, current barriers to effective management, relevant legislation, regulation and incentives as well as developing sector capacity, skills and markets.

Why your views matter

This consultation seeks views from all interested parties on the proposals being considered for the deer management strategy. Your views will help to shape the actions included in the deer management strategy. 

We encourage responses via Citizen Space by clicking the online consultation link below. 

What happens next

We are currently considering and analysing the responses. We will publish a government response in due course.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Food Industry
  • National Park Authorities
  • Local Authorities
  • Local Authorities
  • Landowners and their representative bodies
  • Farmers
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords


  • Natural environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Animals
  • Tree and plant health
  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • National Parks
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife management
  • Protecting wildlife
  • Non-native species