Wild deer management and issues arising from the presence of deer encompass a wide range of sometimes highly technical or involved subjects. It can be difficult for even experienced deer practitioners to keep abreast of developments.
The purpose of the Best Practice project is provide a single source of information to help make practitioners aware of:
the aims of deer related tasks, and procedures for carrying them out effectively or better, based on best current information;
the procedures that are required to safeguard personal and public safety and animal welfare;
The guides should help practitioners ensure they are acting humanely, responsibly and effectively, carrying out their activities in a rational and considered way based on the best current information. The guides are compatible with the Deer Commission for Scotland Best Practice guides, are designed to support the Deer Stalking Certificate levels 1 and 2 and to reflect National Occupational Standards where applicable.