Fieldsports are long standing traditional pastimes in the Scottish countryside. Shooting was once a way for country folk to feed their families. Now it is a sport that attracts all types of people. Deer stalking is a means of managing herd populations to ensure that their numbers do not increase beyond what the countryside can feed and sustain. There is Grouse Shooting, Deer Stalking and other Fieldsports on Royal Deeside. All fieldsports are available within clearly defined seasons to manage stocks and maintain populations.