Projects > Wildlife Management

Deer stalking, woodcock and snipe shooting as well as salmon fishing are available to guests of Sillahertane House. Sika deer are found on the entire property. A deer management plan has been prepared. Along with other measures such as a pellet counts carried out each Spring. Based on the pellet counts it has been possible to calculate that between 150 and 200 Sika deer are on the property. This figure is used to set our cull target, which was 30 females for the 2005/2006 season.

 

Overall, this site is very intact, with little damage from drains and peat-cutting apparent. It is a large, natural site with an extensive area of intact peat, some well-developed flushes at the stream headwaters and some lenses of deeper peat which show features of lowland peatland sites.