At this time of year (January) at Leckmelm we are involved with the hind cull. This aspect of deer management requires a hardiness to cold temperatures, a willingness to climb and crawl over rough terrain usually at 500 feet or above and the ability to know the natural history of a particular deer herd and determine which animals within a group need to be culled for welfare purposes.
Getting to the top of a snowy winter peak can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying moments in the hills. But it can feel like a deep plunge into the snowy unknown if you are just starting to get your head around the Scottish winter environment. There are many additional elements that you need to be safe and successful in addition to your summer walking skills.