Deer Management Policy

Published: 28th June 2015

John Muir Trust deer management policy (adopted March 2011)

Native wild deer, particularly red deer, are an integral part of wild land ecosystems. They bring economic and employment benefits from tourism, venison and stalking. They also have significant impacts on habitats and species through their trampling and grazing. In the absence of natural predators their numbers have to be managed. The Trust’s aim is to manage the number of deer on our properties by culling in order to encourage and facilitate natural processes. The Trust's planned deer cull numbers for 2016 are here.