Last night the WLDMG had a meeting. Productive and forward looking. However I have never been happy about the millions of acres of new woodland arguement. As we have seen a wee bit of wood put up for syndication is soon over subscribed. One thing I have noticed in interviews recently is the acceptance and promotion of deer management by the antis and pressure groups. Their tack is "Yes deer have to be controlled but not in the name of sport. Take it a stage further by taking out the sports stalkers. The hole left in provision is vast. If you travel from York to Dumfies to cull is it sport or essencial work? To shut down the sports eliment of stalking you need teams on the ground to control deer numbers. SNH are advocating DMG formation. As yet that is not manifesting itself into ground to control. With the amount of money pumped in in management terms really by now it should.
Are we a safety valve if and when the anti-sports body gets its way?
I could at this stage progress that thought but I will throw the speculation open to others/