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ADMG AGM cancelled due to Coronavirus

A message from Richard Cooke, Chairman, ADMG We have been keeping a close eye on the development of Coronavirus in the UK and clearly the potential epidemic is accelerating.  That being so we have reluctantly taken the precautionary decision to … Continue reading

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Absolutely the right time for ADMG to stage its upland deer management event at Scottish Parliament

The Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG) staged an event at the Scottish Parliament on 3 March 2020 hosted by Stewart Stevenson MSP and titled Upland deer management. The voluntary approach: rising to the challenge. The event was held following … Continue reading

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Statement from ADMG re publication of Deer Working Group Report

Richard Cooke, Chairman, The Association of Deer Management Groups, said: “Many of the recommendations contained in the Deer Working Group (DWG) report published today concern tidying up and updating current legislation, and these are broadly welcome. “But fundamentally this report … Continue reading

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Deer in Scotland – another point of view

An ADMG response to the recently published Scottish Environment LINK proposal Managing deer for climate, communities and conservation. We support some of the objectives of this document, which are also Scottish Government climate emergency policy objectives.  Indeed, most Deer Management … Continue reading

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Woodland or open ground? Scenarios for the persistence of woodland in the presence of grazing

Victor Clements reviews an important recent paper by James Fenton. This will be of interest to those concerned about the natural environment of the Highlands and particularly the balance between moorland, native trees and deer. The paper was published on … Continue reading

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Upland deer managers say they are in the front line in meeting climate change challenge and biodiversity targets

The Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG) says, in the light of the current Scottish Government review of deer management, that its members are meeting future climate change and public interest targets. It has stated in its just published Forward … Continue reading

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ADMG heartened that progress is recognised in SNH deer management report

Scotland’s upland deer sector is currently the subject of a review every three years by Scottish Natural Heritage.  These reviews are based on Deer Management Group (DMG) assessments against some 101 criteria. ADMG Chairman, Richard Cooke says, in response to … Continue reading

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Red deer sector confident that three yearly review will show good progress and recognise significant contribution

Scotland’s upland Deer Management Groups (DMGs) have now been assessed for the third time in six years with previous reviews taking place in 2014 and 2016. Some 45 DMGs effectively cover the majority of the red deer range, almost half … Continue reading

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Balmoral Harmony takes Fred Taylor Trophy at GWCT Scottish Game Fair 2019

ADMG had a successful few days at Scone with useful meetings and contacts made, and it was good to welcome so many onto our stand. Our congratulations to Balmoral Estate for their success in the Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy and … Continue reading

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Deer health project finds low levels of harmful E. coli O157 strain in wild deer in Scotland

A project undertaken by the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Edinburgh into harmful E. coli O157 bacteria in Scotland’s wild deer has established that the bacteria has a low prevalence in deer of less than 0.3 per cent. … Continue reading

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