The shooting of a red deer named The Emperor has raised the issue of stalking - the tracking and shooting of the animals.
The Emperor, nearly 9ft (2.75m) tall, was thought to have been the biggest wild land animal in the UK - though some experts have questioned this.
Stalkers see their activities as an important part of land management - a key method of regulating the number of deer in the wild.
Government figures show about 350,000 deer are already culled each year in the UK, but numbers are still rising.
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