Red deer's iconic status
Red deer and deer stalking bring many benefits to Scotland's countryside and communities, many of which rely on the income from country sports.
A misperception has been growing that DCS is mostly concerned with killing red deer. A sound balance in relation to their open hill habitat or forest habitat must be a better objective for this great resource and must be managed sensitively to maintain a healthy red deer population while conserving our countryside.
IAN McCALL, Director Scotland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Couston, Perthshire