The East Grampian DMG (EGDMG) is one of the largest of all the deer management groups in Scotland extending to approx. 2700 sq kms. It reaches from Candacraig in the North to Balintore in the South, Fettercairn in the East and Mar Lodge in the West. It includes some 34 estates and encompasses a major part of the Cairngorms National Park. The members of the Group have a broad range of management objectives including forestry, tourism, commercial stalking and grouse shooting.
For deer management purposes, the Group is split into five sub areas.