Landowners should offer cut-price deerstalking in a bid to tackle burgeoning deer numbers in Scotland, according to Professor Douglas MacMillan, head of the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent.

Professor MacMillan, who is also an adviser to the Scottish Government on countryside matters, said: “We have a situation in Scotland where we have too many deer in certain places doing quite a lot of damage. That damage is harming the rural economy.

“Deer are an asset that are underutilised and could be better managed for the rural economy.

The rest of this article appears in 7th October issue of Shooting Times.

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