Black Mount Deer Management Group

The Black Mount Deer Management Group (BMDMG) area covers North Argyll, crossing into the Highlands, between Dalmally and the village of Glencoe. The area includes Rannoch Moor and Black Mount and extends down Loch Etive to Taynuilt and to the North West to Kentallen.

The BMDMG group area extends to an existing area of approximately 91,000 hectares (225,000 acres). Management and ownership of the area is carried out by a mixture of public and private interests along with NGOs. The land cover is predominantly heather moor, much of which is at considerable height, the lower areas provide a more diverse range of habitat types.  BMDMG liaises with neighbouring groups, however, with much of the boundary of the group being a physical boundary the majority of the deer population does not cross into adjoining areas.

The deer population within this group is almost entirely red with the occasional sighting of roe and reports of some sika in the south west of the group area. The deer management in this plan predominantly relates to red deer.