Deer Management

Deer Population
The principal deer species in the Group area are red deer. Sika deer are also present across much of the Group area whilst roe deer are generally found at lower elevations.

The last aerial red deer survey (2023) resulted in a count of 3,576 stags (male), and 6,328 hinds (female) and  2,236 calves combined. This gives the Group an average population of 10 deer/sq km across the deer management open range of 117,500 hectares.