In all cases where deer are present, management by culling is necessary. This is undertaken by professional wildlife managers who have unmatched experience in working with wildlife in Scotland, and a close knowledge of deer in particular.

The culling of deer involves the selection of older or unhealthy animals that are shot humanely with a high velocity rifle. Culling policy is agreed by Deer Management Groups and allocated among their members on the basis of a regular coordinated count by the Group, or on advice from NatureScot.