There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether deerstalking is an acceptable activity in the current situation. The government has given clear instructions that people must stay at home and avoid all non-essential travel.
It is the opinion of the BDS that recreational stalking, and its associated travel implications, are not essential and should therefore not take place at the current time.
Professional Stalkers should seek the advice of their employers, line managers or landowners.
We are aware that a number of organisations including SNH, FE and FLS have ceased all culling operations as of today.
The situation remains under constant review and further guidance will be given as appropriate.
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