This report extend previous estimates of trends in overall red deer density (Commissioned Report 981). It incorporates 30 Deer Management Area (DMA) counts of red deer on open-hill ground in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, conducted between 2017 and 15 partial counts of DMAs not previously available conducted between 2014 and 2018. Modelling approaches have been refined to achieve better estimates.
You can also read the following reports -
Commissioned Report 981 – Estimating national trends and regional differences in red deer density on open-hill ground in Scotland: identifying the causes of change and consequences for upland habitats.
NatureScot Research Report 1158 - Deer-Vehicle Collision (DVC) data collection and analysis 2016 – 2018
NatureScot Research Report 1188 - Lowland deer management - assessing the delivery of public interests - phase 2
Publication 2019 - NatureScot Research Report 1149 - Updating the estimates of national trends and regional differences in red deer densities on open-hill ground in Scotland
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