Meaning of deer forest in English:

deer forest


  • An extensive area of wild forest reserved for the hunting of deer.

    ‘a remote deer forest’
    • ‘the eastern part of the island is largely deer forest’
    • ‘She also owns a stud farm near Newbury and a deer forest in the Highlands.’
    • ‘On the way you drive through deer forest and wide open fields.’
    • ‘Landlords were evicting the crofters, replacing them with sheep and sporting deer forests and leaving them no alternative but emigration.’
    • ‘After 1860, tenants were cleared to create deer forests, treeless shooting estates which, by 1914, covered 3 ½ million acres in the Highlands.’
    • ‘The land was then given over to sporting estates to become grouse moors and deer forests, the playgrounds of the new industrial aristocracy.’