29 August 1997
"Deer will suffer in farmers culls"

THE British Field Sports Society warned that incidents of deer suffering appalling injuries would increase as farmers carried out their own deer culls.

It made the comment after a wounded stag was found wandering on National Trust land, near Triscombe, in the Quantock Hills, Somerset, up to three days after it had been shot with a rifle that destroyed half its face. The stag had been shot through the back of the head and maggots had infested the wound while the animal was still alive.

The Society accused the National Trust of failing to notice the distressed animal.

  • The Daily Telegraph 29/08/97 page 10