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Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues

Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues


Postby Skyelines » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:11 pm

A very interesting article from David Lintern but unfortunately contains one glaring error.

A quote "The DWG report recommends that numbers should be reduced to no more than 10 per square hectare across the country,"

The report refers to 10 deer per square Kilometre.
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Re: Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues

Postby Skyelines » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:56 pm

Article now corrected.
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Re: Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues

Postby cantabrigian » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:09 pm

Unfortunately it's been "corrected" to 'more than 10 per square kilometers', and there are still two references to square hectares.

A sentence that puzzled me was: 'In Norway, 10% of the general population are engaged in deer control'. That seems an extraordinarily high percentage: if it's true, what exactly does "engaged in deer control" mean? (For comparison, the NHS in England employs about 1.2 million people, which is about 2%).
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Re: Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues

Postby jmarkb » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:22 pm

cantabrigian wrote:A sentence that puzzled me was: 'In Norway, 10% of the general population are engaged in deer control'. That seems an extraordinarily high percentage: if it's true, what exactly does "engaged in deer control" mean?


Not supported by the official statistics - according to https://www.ssb.no/en/jord-skog-jakt-og-fiskeri/statistikker/jeja there were 91,270 active hunters of cervids in 2018-19, which is about 1.7% of the total population of 5.375 million.
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