Deer Management (Forestry & Land)

Deer Management with Drones

 Using drones for deer management is an essential aspect of protecting Scotland’s natural environment and promoting sustainable forestry. The use of drones equipped with infrared sensors has revolutionised how we approach deer management, making it more efficient and effective than ever before.

Deer Census with Drones

One primary application of drones for assisting deer management is conducting deer census. Traditional methods can be time-consuming and require a large team. However, drones can cover large areas in a relatively short amount of time, making it easier to gather accurate data on the number and distribution of deer populations. This data is essential for developing effective management plans and monitoring their success over time.

Infrared Sensors for Deer Management


Infrared sensors are invaluable tools for deer management. When new plantations are established, it can be challenging to locate deer populations that may be present. Drones equipped with infrared sensors can detect heat signatures, making it easier to identify deer populations in these areas. This information is crucial for developing effective management strategies and minimising damage to new plantations caused by deer browsing.

Cost-Effective and Comprehensive


Traditional methods of conducting deer census and tracking deer populations can be expensive, requiring specialised equipment, including helicopters, and large teams of personnel. Drones, on the other hand, can be operated by a small team and provide more accurate and comprehensive data, making management more cost-effective and efficient. Our team is currently trialling AI models for counting heat signatures and determining species.

Expert Drone Solutions


Our team of experienced drone operators and wildlife experts work together to provide efficient, accurate, and cost-effective solutions that help to protect Scotland’s unique natural environment.

Contact us today to learn more about our drone services and how they can benefit your business.

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