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Question ref. S6W-06066
Asked by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 1 February 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for new cull targets for deer populations.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 February 2022


Answer

As we set out in our 2021 Programme for Government we will: ‘modernise deer management, implementing the recommendations of the Deer Management Working Group.’

The Deer Working Group report includes recommendations relating to cull targets, including those for a cull approval system, and we are working with NatureScot, and other relevant agencies, to progress those recommendations under the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Programme.