We are asking night riders to voluntarily not ride in Wyre to minimise the disturbance to deer during the Deer rutting season which runs from September to October.
We appreciate this information will not make it to all riders through the signage put out, and so hope that riders will spread the message through word of mouth and social media etc. We are aware that night riding is a popular activity within Wyre but hope that riders will empathise with the FC and that we mange the forest for all users, wildlife and for timber production, and in this case a voluntary no night riding will go some way to helping manage the deer population and allow the forest "a night off". It is only for September and October each year, and we are also working with dog owners too, who also have an impact on deer disturbance at this time of year.
If anyone has any queries or comments please feel free to pass on my details,
Chris MansellRecreation RangerForestry Commission England
Annnndddd discuss, seeing that the FC also has the FOD and Cannock under its remit, any signs of a ban there too?