Deer Management

Deer Population
The principal deer species in the area is red deer. Roe deer occupy woodland margins but are mainly confined to lower elevations. Sika deer are known to be resident in the central and north east of the DMG and occasional visitors elsewhere.

The last red deer survey (2015) counted 4,374 stags and 9,974 hinds and calves giving an average population of 11.6 deer per sq km across the 123,142ha surveyed by an SNH helicopter count.