Stalking Fallow is an extensive guide to the challenge of management and techniques of stalking fallow deer. It has been written not only with the novice and experienced stalker in mind, but also the deer manager and landowner. There is also much to learn if you simply stalk deer with a camera.
Thornley provides a unique insight into how to stalk woodland and open ground and the techniques in the use of using high seats. It also highlights the risks involved for the stalker as well as the deer. Managing the population, dealing with crop damage, arranging and participating in collaborative team culls are all covered for those faced with a wider management responsibility where large populations of fallow exist.
This definitive guide 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.