Scotland plans huge deer reduction programme

The Scottish Government’s desire to ‘rewild’ the Highlands could lead to the biggest deer cull in UK history. Documents seen by Fieldsports Channel viewers suggest that the Forestry Commission for Scotland is considering a reduction of deer numbers to just 5 per sq km. The idea is thought to come from experiments at the Corrour […]

UKDTR – the deer tracking service

Let’s get forensic. You injure a deer with a car or rifle – how do you find where it has gone? UK Deer Track & Recovery holds a demonstration day to show the kind of detective work you can undertake. They are out with the Ladies Rifle Club in Gloucestershire showing how deer tracking works, […]

Hunting the Scottish hills: Ardnamurchan hind cull

Charlie is out enjoying the Scottish hind cull. German ammunition company RWS, optics manufacturer Swarovski and gunmaker Merkel invite six hunting ‘influencers’ from across Europe to shoot 30 hinds at Ardnamurchan. Niall Rowantree is headstalker on the estate and he explains how management like this keeps the estate going. ▶ To go hillstalking with Niall […]

Fieldsports Britain – Scottish deer cull crisis

We’re hunting red hinds in the hills of Ardnamurchan in Scotland with stalkers from all over Europe. It’s exactly what Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson hate. This week we look at the two-pronged political attack on deerstalking from the SNP and the Tory party. Nicola wants all the deer shot so she can grow trees […]