What will the Scottish stalking season be like this year?
The red deer season is due to start 1 July.
Scottish stalking warnings
Lianne MacLennan, of Scotland’s Regional Moorland Groups, said: “A lot of bookings have not happened or have been delayed or put back to next year.”
Megan Rowland continued: “In terms of a client-based season we, and many other estates in Scotland, have written it off. Accepting that we’ll have to cull a number of deer ourselves instead.”
A survey undertaken last month by the Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG), Lowland Deer Network Scotland (LDNS) and the Scottish Venison Association (SVA) found that if there is no let stalking this year for stags, hinds, roe bucks or roe does then the 103 respondent businesses will lose over £2,500,000.