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Deer Management- Delivering Public Interest

Following recommendations arising from the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Enquiry in 2013, all DMGs, working under the voluntary principle, are expected to develop effective and environmentally responsible management plans by the end of 2016.

Deer management currently delivers, and potentially could contribute further to, a range of benefits to the people of Scotland. These benefits are also referred to as the "Public Interest" and SNH has identified 14 areas of Public Interest derived from the Deer Code.

SNH is working in partnership with local voluntary deer management groups to help deliver this.

Further information is at-Delivering Public Interest


Code of Practice on Deer Management

Code of Practice on Deer Management  - Scottish Natural Heritage, with input from stakeholders, has produced a Code of Practice on Deer Management. The Code is a key part of the deer provisions in the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 and came into effect on the 1st of January 2012.

Deer licensing

Managing deer

Deer research


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