Managing Red Deer Populations

Telemetrie smallA film about strategies for the intelligent and efficient hunting of red deer in the Alps, commissioned by the Austrian Federal Forests. The aim is to fulfil the hunting quotas mandated by the authorities while causing as little disruption to the habitat as possible. Recent research projects involving GPS transmitters have revealed that red deer use the space available to them remarkably intelligently in the course of a year. These discoveries provide the foundations for new approaches in hunting.

The film is aimed at open-minded hunters and at people interested in the complex relationships between the forests, wild animals and humans. Concept: Friedrich Völk, director: Manfred Christ, camera: Klaus Achter, sound: Hermann Winklhofer, editor: Alex Schönauer. Completed in November 2015. Distribution: Austrian Federal Forests