Deer Stalking and Management
|INSIDE:||149 colour photographs, 14 diagrams|
Deer Stalking and Management is a wide-ranging book written in a practical style. It encapsulates the often solitary experiences of the stalker who has only the wildlife for company and considers a world that many people do not know about, do not understand and which many find alien. The author is deeply involved in deer management and stalking and is passionately concerned about the welfare of these beautiful animals. His objective is to both educate and inform.
Summarizes the natural history and characteristics of all the species of deer found in the United Kingdom Assesses the environmental impact of deer, describes the type of damage they do and how it can be identified Explains why deer management is essential, not just for commercial reasons, but also for the welfare of the animals themselves Discusses the organizations associated with deer management and the associated training courses and qualifications that are available Analyses the rifles and cartridges that can be used by the deer stalker as well as rifle maintenance, ballistics, sights, sound moderators, clothing and ancillary equipment Carefully examines all aspects of deer management, stalking methods, and taking and placing the shot correctly Explains how the carcass should be handled and describes gralloching, skinning and jointing Considers deer diseases and injuries and accidents to deer caused by road traffic accidents and wire fencing Provides an overview of firearms law in England, Wales and Scotland as it relates to deer
Foreword by Keith Bradbury
" Very well illustrated with colour photographs, and written in an easy to read style, this book presents all deer species found in the UK, where in recent years deer numbers have risen significantly. The author informs and educates the reader about this animal; he assesses the impact of deer on the environment, and studies the aspects of stalking and management. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: National d'Histoire Naturelle