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main image Stag hunt, near Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire
Deer hunting was a royal perogative in medieval times. This led to the setting aside of extensive areas as deer forest.

Deer forest was not necessarily wooded – 'forest' meant only an area reserved for hunting. Later, the privilege was extended to the aristocracy: Hamilton was the seat of an earl.

This late-17th century stag hunt, with horse and hounds, is shown taking place next to farmland. However, it is more likely that it would have happened on land dedicated to hunting.

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