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More work needed to curb Ireland's deer population

As our largest wild land mammal, deer are magnificent creatures and fully deserving of their place in the environment. However, their numbers have been on the increase for many years now and they cause widespread damage in our woodlands.

Deer damage trees by browsing and by fraying their antlers, and because of their sheer size they continue to pose a threat to trees for rather longer than the smaller browsing mammals already mentioned.

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