Keith Graham's Country View, History of Deer in Scotland June 16, 2012 United Kingdom

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Keith Graham's Country View, History of Deer in Scotland June 16, 2012 United Kingdom, Stirling Observer
the coming of the sheep in vast numbers ... woodland rapidly diminished under the tide of sheep, the red deer’s natural habitat began to shrink ... by the end of the eighteenth century reduced the red deer population to its lowest ever level. But the rise of the sporting estate during the nineteenth century and the popularisation of deer stalking ... reversed that trend ...now probably more red deer in our landscape than ever before, 350,000 ...


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