Stalking Fallow is an extensive guide to the management and techniques of stalking fallow deer. John Thornley offers the perspective of the deer stalker, the deer manager and the land owner.
Thornley provides a unique insight of stalking in woodland and open ground. He also details techniques for using high seats. This is essential reading for all associated with the management of fallow deer.
Reviews for Stalking Fallow
In this extensive guide to the challenges of stalking and managing fallow deer, author John Thornley, chairman of Deer Management Qualifications and trustee of the Deer Initiative, provides a valuable insight into how to stalk woodland and open ground and gives practical advice on issues that include population management, dealing with crop damage and arranging team culls.
A detailed and compelling read. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to any stalker, deer manager, land owner or individual with an interest in deer.
BASC, Shooting & Conservation Magazine
Thornley’s book has succeeded in drawing together a wealth of expertise and advice for landowners, deer managers and stalker alike. But this is more than just a technical manual. Ian MacGillivray’s atmospheric paintings head each chapter. His artwork captures the elegance of the fallow and complements Thornley’s text with aplomb. If you are wondering whether to stalk fallow, the answer is ‘yes’ but get this book first. The red and roe may steal the limelight but this book ensures the fallow is now not far behind.