After living abroad for a good while now, and also hunting and fishing in a few different countries, I feel that both deer stalking and fly-fishing in the UK has quite a prominent air of elitism to it. According to one online stalking source, it seems that deer stalking now goes hand in hand with fine wine, sports cars and cigars. Compare hunting in the UK to that of North America/New Zealand, and the social differences are gigantic.
Driven game shooting I can understand. I've been there and done that.
I do however feel that deer stalking could really do without the elitist aura that some like to attach to it.