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10th September 2019

6.5 Creedmoor Calibre Review

What is so great about the 6.5 Creedmoor?  We look at the rise of the 6.5 Creedmoor and its suitability as a viable hunting calibre. Listed as the...
22nd August 2019

Deer Hunting in the UK - September...

Peter Jones gets in touch with his inner 'hunter-gatherer'.  There is something in my DNA, a feeling in my very soul, an urge that grows in me...
16th August 2019

A New Season Begins

James Schneider steps out with his son in search of Fallow Buck on the superb Capreolus Club PLUS scheme.  One of the most anticipated days in...
25th July 2019

Deer Hunting in the UK - August...

Peter Jones looks at the deer stalking highlights of the month ahead. As I write these lines, I have just returned from an overnight trip to...
25th July 2019

The 2019 Roe Rut Gets Underway

As the summer temperatures soar, Peter Jones secures evidence that the 2019 Roebuck Rut is underway. The Roe deer rut is typically initiated in late...

County Deer Stalking - Online Magazine is the UK’s premier website for Deer Stalking & Deer Management related information. It is also the UK’s first online magazine devoted entirely to Deer Stalkers.

County Deer Stalking offers readers a wealth of information in the form of short films and regular articles & reviews written by professional stalkers and top industry professionals. The site also provides a useful Directory which enables readers the opportunity to ‘Go Deer Stalking’ as well as the ability to source stalking Equipment Providers in all areas of the UK.

With heaps of information about all things deer stalking, County Deer Stalking is a one stop shop for all things deer stalking.

Deer stalking is a term used in the UK to refer to deer hunting through the stealthy pursuit of deer on foot. The intention is to kill for food and/or to manage a population. Deer are shot with a high powered rifle.

In other parts of the world the term deer hunting is preferred and broadly refers to the same practice. In the UK the term ‘hunting’ has historically referred to the practice of hunting with hounds and is therefore not attributed to the practice of stalking deer.

Deer have no natural predators in the UK and as such Deer numbers have increased dramatically. Apex predators have been absent from the UK for many years and so aside from selective deer culling through stalking and management, the only limitations to the continued population growth are starvation, disease and traffic collisions. The Deer Initiative estimates that there is a need to cull at least 500,000 deer per year to maintain a stable and healthy population.

At County Deer Stalking we maintain that without the careful management of deer through selective culling, deer damage to the UK countryside will continue to increase. Damage caused by deer can include serious damage to crops, trees and shrubs and result in the loss of many of the UKs native plants and species.

Uncontrolled deer can create a considerable headache for foresters, farmers and all those who make the countryside their business.  There is of course also the escalating problem of 'Deer Vehicle collisions,' something which can have very real and even fatal consequences. Whilst other forms of deer control may be explored, for example the use of fencing and other deterrents, this does not restrict the exponential population growth of what is essentially a prey species. At County Deer Stalking it is our belief that Deer numbers can only properly be controlled by selective and careful culling.

‘County Deer Stalking - online magazine’ allows readers to improve their understanding of deer management and also access deer stalking in all areas of the UK. This can be achieved by viewing the pages devoted to ‘Go Stalking’ found along the tool bar at the top of this page.  

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