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Deer and nature

Deer can have an adverse impact on woodland vegetation and biodiversity by browsing on herbs, shrubs and young trees. To encourage natural vegetation regeneration without using unsightly fencing, we carefully manage our deer population.

We have reduced the number of deer at Corrour from 12 in 2007 to 7 per square kilometre.  Already we are seeing positive results on the landscape and deer carcasses are on average three pounds heavier than in 2007.

We aim to keep deer numbers well within scientific guidelines and focus our control on special areas to allow regeneration.

You can download a copy of our deer management plan here.