By Will Finch
Friday, 10 August 2012
Hill-walkers in Scotland advised to check new website
Deer managers in Scotland are advising walkers to check a new website from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for information about deerstalking before setting out on a walk in the hills.
SNH’s Heading for the Scottish Hills site features detailed information about stalking in some of Scotland’s most popular hill-walking areas, including the Cairngorms National Park, Breadalbane and the west coast.
Richard Cooke, chairman of the Association of Deer Management Groups, said: “The number of people going to the Scottish hills for recreation has increased steadily over recent years, and in some cases that can make it difficult for deer managers, particularly during the autumn.
“There is no reason why both walkers and stalkers can’t share the hills, but the need is for more readily available information so that all hill-goers can take account of the needs of others.
The rest of this article appears in the 8th August issue of Shooting Times.
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