Populations of wild deer form an important part of the ecology and cultural history of the Quantock Hills.

The good opportunities especially to observe Red deer, which are far less common in most other parts of England, are valued highly by locals as well as visitors to the area. However, unless carefully managed, excessive deer numbers may build up and lead to detrimental impaCoasr ARActs on farming, timber production and bio-diversity.

The Quantock Deer Management and Conservation Group (QDM&CG) is committed to ensuring the longterm survival of a healthy and well-distributed population of Red deer in and around the Quantock Hills in balance with its environment and other land uses. For a leaflet giving more information about Deer on the Quantocks and the aims of the Group click left Image.


Next Deer Count: scheduled 1st or 2nd Sunday in March 2024 - to be confirmed.

Latest March 2023 Deer Count Results : click here 

For link to Background and History of the Quantock DM&CG deer count : click here)