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Red Deer Stag

The stalking of a red deer stag is both challenging and unforgettable, a truly remarkable experience.

Our stalking takes place on various estates most of which are within a 20 minute drive of Kingussie. All red deer are completely wild and are located on open moorland and mountainous terrain. The challenge of stalking over various types of terrain to achieve the final goal of having a stag within your sights lures many guests to us year after year. Once the kill has taken place the carcass will be removed from the hill.

A Typical Day

Upon arrival on the estate you will be met by your stalker, usually around 0900 hours. you will be asked to shoot at a target to ensure that you comfortable with your rifle and that the rifle is accurate, targets are positioned usually at a distance of 100 metres.

Upon commencement of the hunt you will be accompanied at all times by an experienced stalker and occasionally a ghille. Your stalker will know where to locate your deer depending on wind direction and prevailing conditions.

When the deer are located the herd will consist of between 10 and 100 red deer, at this point your stalker will select a stag that, in his opinion, is suitable to be culled. At this point you and your stalker begin your final approach, this will usually involve crawling on the ground in order to avoid detection by the stag.

Once you have reached a suitable distance from the group the selected stag will be described to you. When the target is standing correctly a shot can be taken.

After a successful shot has been taken your stag will be collected by either an all terrain vehicle or Highland Pony.

Prices vary depending on the time of year, please submit our online enquiry form and a quotation will be issued by return.