We continue to work on new ideas, our latest being an investigation into whether fixed wing light aircraft can be used to undertake direct deer census work in the uplands. Caledonian Air Surveys of Inverness are working on the project with us.
Here are a couple of images obtained from a recent test flight. We plan a large-scale test in the Monadhliath this coming month, and hope the new approach has some scope to be rolled out at DMG scale in the future. We also plan to use the aircraft to spot hind groups to help inform culling effort next season on the remoter sections of the DMG area.