BASC Data on Deer Management and Stalking in the UK

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The British Association for Shooting & Conservation have released the following data on deer species, management and conservation in the UK:

  • There are up to 2 million wild deer in the UK – the highest number in 1,000 years
  • This number is made up of 6 species; Red, Sika, Fallow, Roe, Chinese Water and Muntjac
  • UK deer management provides 2,500 jobs in Scotland alone
  • The annual deer cull of 350,000 head reduces the impact that deer have on natural flora and fauna
  • Venison (the meat derived from deer) is worth GBP170 million to the UK economy each year
  • Venison is healthy for you – a 100g/3oz serving of roast venison contains 140 calories and 1 gramme of fat
  • Each year deer management helps to reduce the estimated 74,000 deer-motor vehicle collisions
  • Over 100,000 people do deer stalking in the UK each year – that has a significant knock-on effect for various forms of retail

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