Stalking & Hunting Trips
Stalking is a fascinating way to discover Scotland's landscape and culture. Spending time walking through beautiful landscapes - mountains, glens and forests - as you go in search of the deer. Spend time with local stalkers on the hill will give you an insight to Scottish life and culture. The tradition of deer stalking will offer you an insight of Scottish culture which many other visitors will never experience.
RED DEER STAG (1 July - 20 October)
For a day out on the hill you need to be reasonably fit. Once you have spied your quarry, a long walk ensues, followed by much crawling through the heather to get close enough to take a shot. It may not be easy, but it's exiting and it's what stalking is all about. You may just happen to turn a corner on a steep mountain to discover a group of hinds with a stag staring out nonchalantly into the breeze only 50 yards ahead. In October, during the rut, you can hear the stags roaring across the glen; they are more dispersed which gives more opportunities and a better chance for the stalker.
RED DEER HIND (21 October - 15 February)
A day hind stalking can offer the same thrill as with stags; you stalk as many hinds as is possible during your day, and there are still mountains to climb.
ROE BUCK (1 April - 20 October)
Roe stalking takes place in the early morning and in the late evening. We have various lands to shoot over in Perthshire and your outing will involve stalking around woods and fields in the semi-dark as the bucks make their way back and forth from feeding. April/May is a good time to stalk, as the bucks are quite active; so, too, is the end of July and August during the rut when bucks tend to throw caution to the wind. There is always the possibility of a medal buck; Perthshire with its fertile soil offers some good trophies.
For these outings you will be accompanied by an experienced stalker who knows the territory. If you do not want the inconvenience of bringing a rifle, he will have one, which can be practised on a target beforehand. Although your stalker will try to ensure that your every wish is catered for, please remember that, at all times, he is responsible for your safety and for the ongoing management of the deer population. Accordingly, it is essential that you should comply with any instructions he may give - and his decisions are absolutely final.
Who runs these trips?
Types of Hunting
Red Deer Stag
Red Deer Hind