With the rates being reintroduces on sporting estates a massive rise could be on the way for stalking leases. By definition a stalking lease is a sporting lease that makes money for someone as an extra income over and above standard land management. Does that not leave the forestry companies having to separate deer leases as rateable sporting lets. Or is the reason behind the rewording of deer management licences to get round this? Whatever, farmer joe that lets his ground for reward to syndicates could end up on a sticky wicket. Don't blame me, I didn't vote SNP.