Deer Rut advice

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With the start of the deer rut, please remember deer are wild animals and can be unpredictable. As Paul Richards, Richmond Park’s manager, notes  below deer can feel threatened by people and dogs, even over long distances.

“It’s vital that all visitors wanting to experience the rut do so from a distance and stay completely out of the action.” says Paul.

During the rut, The Royal Parks is urging people to take responsibility for their own safety by:

  • Keeping a minimum distance of 50m. The greater the distance the better.
  • Keeping dogs on a lead or walking elsewhere.
  • Abiding by the British Deer Society’s Code of Conduct Code of Conduct – The British Deer Society when photographing deer.
  • Never getting in between two rutting deer.

For more information, visit: 12 things you should know about the deer rutting season