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Question ref. S6W-06067
Asked by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 2 February 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the annual deer cull returns for (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 February 2022


Answer

NatureScot, in their role as Scotland’s deer authority, gather and publish data on annual deer cull returns.

Formal cull return requests are now being issued for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The requests were delayed due to difficulties in sending out cull return requests as a result of Covid-19 measures. Once those completed returns have been received annual deer cull returns will then be published.

As the 2021-22 season is ongoing, cull return requests for this year have not yet been issued.