North of Copenhagen there is a deerpark established by the king in 1670, mainly for hunting, for him and his upperclass-friends. But it has always been open for the public, but not for hunting.
The deerpark (in Danish: Dyrehaven) is on the Unesco’s list of world heritage, and it is rather special and unique. Its hard to find a place like this around the world.
There are around 2.000 wild deer here. And the hunters employed by the state shoot around 6-700 deers every year, to keep the amount on a sustainable level. They sell the meat to private people and to restaurants.
There are 5 “wildhouses” original for feeding the deer in the wintertime, with the barn-function on first floor to store the hay for the winter. But they don’t use that function anymore, but just spread it primarily by tractors. The x-carriers in front and behind are provided with horizontal battens in the autumn to hold the hay in the wintertime.
This one is called Schimmelmann’s wildhouse and was build in 1890.
Thank you for the interesting report. I assume that the park would be closed to the public when the hunters are culling the herd. Is this a single annual culling event?