Deer costs: The economics of Scotland's deer January 2, 2012

United Kingdom Deer Population Management, News and Information Archive

There has been fresh debate over the culling of red deer in Scotland... There are estimated to be between 360,000 and 400,000 red deer.  Also, 200,000 to 350,000 roe deer, 25,000 sika and as many as 2,000 fallow... Deer stalking is thought to generate £105m-a-year for the UK economy with £70.4m of that money remaining in Scotland....  a total of 2,520 jobs were associated with deer management... Trees damaged by deer can take about a year longer to grow in height than those that have not been browsed on.


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