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    asclark01
    asclark01  11
    22 Aug 2003 - 8:16 AM

    Hi,

    I am keen to photograph deer (Red Deer would be fab!) here in Britian. does anyone know where any good deer parks or wild locations are in this country? preferably southern England? but would appreciate any good spots!

    Thanks all

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    brian1208
    brian1208 e2 Member 1110369 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Aug 2003 - 8:46 AM

    Try Richmond and Bushy parks - they have plenty of deer. Remember to be very cautious during the rutting season (Octoberish from memory) as the stags can become very aggressive. Several people have been hurt by them when trying to photograph them at that time of year.

    Miles Herbert
    22 Aug 2003 - 10:21 AM

    Longleat...their fallow deer will take food from your hand though you are not allowed out of the car, but great close ups.

    naturenut
    naturenut  111801 forum posts England
    22 Aug 2003 - 12:09 PM

    Ashton Court in Bristol for fallow deer. I took photos there a couple of weeks ago, and uploaded one of the pics to my portfolio.

    bailey73
    bailey73 e2 Member 11357 forum postsbailey73 vcard
    22 Aug 2003 - 3:55 PM

    If you are willing to travel - Exmoor is one of the best places I have found for Deer, get up nice and early in the morning and you can capture some great shots of them up on the moors in amongst the colourful heather. There are a couple of pics in my portfolio of my recent trip there.

    bsua53
    bsua53  11
    13 Oct 2003 - 12:30 PM

    Richmond park is a good place to visit. You can also get fairly close to the animals too. But as the other guy said, beware of the aggressive stags at certain times of the year.

    User_Removed
    13 Oct 2003 - 2:12 PM

    The South of England is full of superb Deer locations many of which have been mentioned above.

    Others not included are Knole Park and the New Forest!

    Eastbourne and Bournemouth are good for old dears! Smile

    Barrie

    UserDeleted
    15 Oct 2003 - 7:44 PM

    Compton Acres in Bournmouth has 3-4 Muntjac deer in a smallish enclosure which almost guarantees a photograph and definately a sighting - albeit a non-wild one.

    New forest area is great and my recommendation.

    There are also deer in many of the fields between Hook and Basingstoke close to the M3 (I see them most early mornings from the car).

    There are deer near/in Titchfield Haven near me, and hides - but the opening times are not ideally suited - but better now the Autumn is here.

    HTH
    Mike

    naturenut
    naturenut  111801 forum posts England
    15 Oct 2003 - 8:31 PM

    Dyrham House, Gardens and Deer Park just north of Bath. A charge to go in unless a National Trust member. (Fallow deer)

    Miles Herbert
    16 Oct 2003 - 6:29 AM

    New Forest Owl and Otter sanctuary near Lyndhurst, they have a few red deer in an enclosure with a mesh fence you can stick the lens through. Also other deer, I think Fallow, in the same enclosure and some tame Roe that wander around free. Also otters, and a few other animals. Watch the Red Deer stag at this time of year, he looks a bit fiesty!. Entry fee is 6.00.

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