A cull of deer in Killarney will not necessarily reduce the number of related road traffic accidents.
That’s according to Damien Hannigan of the Wild Deer Association of Ireland. He was responding to reports that the National Parks and Wildlife Service is to carry out a cull of lowland deer around Killarney. The cull is in response to concerns that an increase in the deer population is linked to a rise in the number of road accidents locally. The Wild Deer Association is cautiously welcoming the cull but says it is a blind one because the total number of deer in the Park is unknown.
And Damien Hannigan says a reduced deer population won’t necessarily reduce traffic accidents: