Deer Stalking Books?

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Euan Tomes

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Hi all, I recently had a birthday and have done some work on a local farm/holiday resort thingy and have about 100 pounds left ( I put the rest in my savings ). Anyway, I was just wondering what deer stalking books are a good read, or even which manuals/guides would be good to buy?

Cheers

​Euan
 

norma 308

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If you ever get enough deer books and fancy an interesting read about deer and history of deer in Britain then get Some account of English deer parks by Evelyn Philip Shirley ,a fascinating read and goes someway to explaining the deer populations around our island .
​norma
 

wildfowler1

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Just read, Among The Deer, by Duff Hart-Davis. Really enjoyed it. You should know some of the Forests mentioned.Wf1
 

derek.snr

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not deer but have loads of books on African hunting by peter Hathaway capstick for sale ,if interested plus a few by other writers ruark Patterson herne.
 

willowbank

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Hi all, I recently had a birthday and have done some work on a local farm/holiday resort thingy and have about 100 pounds left ( I put the rest in my savings ). Anyway, I was just wondering what deer stalking books are a good read, or even which manuals/guides would be good to buy?

Cheers

​Euan

There you go, get these and you have the all the basics you will need, I have read them from cover to cover and can tell you they contain between them almost all you need to get a good grounding....

Woodland Stalking by Peter Carne
Deer Stalking and Management by Lewis Potter
The Deer Stalking Handbook by Graham Downing

Regards WB
 
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Tommo

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Read anything from Whitehead, early Prior and some of the aforementioned but try to avoid the 'Jack-a-Nory' commercial dross (there's a lot if it) and you'll find it very quickly -

Also books on the different species can be good reads as some people have specialised (Prior - Roe etc..)

T
 

kuwinda

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A good place to look for books is Logie Steading - not too far from you - http://www.logie.co.uk/

Brilliant scond hand bookshop with some good shooting books usually - obviously the stock varies and some books can be very expensive but its a great place for spending a while raking around. I bought a second edition of Rualayn Gordon Cumming's "A Lion Hunter in South Africa" - a real find for me - man was a headbanger - died from drink aged 40.
 

JabaliHunter

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A few suggestions from my book shelves

General deer management

Deer manager's companion - Rory Putnam
Management of deer and their habitat - A.J. De Nahlik
Deer management in the UK - Dominic Griffith
A highland deer herd and its habitat - Milner, Alexander & Griffin
How many deer - Forestry Commission

Practical guides
Field guide to disease and conditions of wild deer in the UK - BDS
Deer law and liabilities 2nd Ed. - Parks & Thornley
Best practice guides - Deer Initiative

Deer species
The roe deer - Richard Prior
Fallow deer - Norma Chapman
Muntjac - Charles Smith Jones
Natural history of deer - Rory Putnam
Wild deer - A.J. de Nahlik

Deer stalking
Roe deer management and stalking - Richard Prior
Deer stalker training manual - BDS or St Huberts

Other reading
Among the Deer - Duff Hart-Davis
Monarchs of the glen - Duff Hart-Davis
Highland deer forest - Lea MacNally
Humble Pie - Richard Prior
Highland deer stalker - Colin Gibson
Stag at bay - Michael Wigan
A year in the woods - Colin Elford
 
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