Deer Management

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Deer population
The Group conduct foot counts on an annual basis. At the 2015 count, there were 11,769 red deer counted within the area, comprising 3706 stags, 3621 hinds, 1429 calves and 3013 unclassified animals.

In addition to small numbers of roe deer which are present around the periphery of the area in the more fertile and mixed habitats, there are well established and extensive populations of sika deer in the larger woodland blocks. The DMG acts as a forum for the management of all these species.