Deer Group Heads For The Hills With Pilot Web Service
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
on behalf of Bell Ingram
Heading for the Scottish Hills was developed to provide information to hill-walkers and other recreational users about deer stalking and the East Grampian Deer Management Group (EGDMG) has reported a significant reduction in the number of disturbances thanks to the site.
Malcolm Taylor, Director at Bell Ingram and Secretary of the EGDMG, said: “The site is extremely easy to use with an interactive map that invites users to select an area which will take them to the stalking information for that property.
“This season we have experienced a reduction in the number of disturbances to stalking which can be largely accredited to the site being well received by the public. This is a clear example of positive management that works.”
Deer management occurs throughout the year but the most sensitive time is the stag stalking season during 1 July to 20 October but with most stalking taking place from August onwards.
Simon Blackett, Vice Chairman at the East Grampian Deer Management Group, said:“The service operates during the stag stalking season and will resume again next year when we hope it will be even better received and will hopefully further encourage people to be reasonable and responsible when taking the land management practices of others into consideration.”