Red Stag Hunting in Scotland
Our red stag hunting area in Scotland covers over 400,000 acres. We have it all for our clients including driven pheasant and partridge shooting from 50 to 500 birds.”
Scotland’s Hunting season is late summer through fall.
Red deer hunting in Scotland takes place July through October.
Red Deer hunting is done by traditional walk-and-stalk.
When you are red deer hunting in Scotland, you can expect to do a lot of walking to glassing points where you will look for a good stag. Once a good one is found, a stalk will be made to within shooting distance.
The success rate is high.
Finding Red Deer on this hunt in Scotland is not a problem. You will have your choice of many free-ranging bulls.
The trophy quality of red deer in Scotland is excellent to good.
Red Stags in Scotland do not get as large as in Argentina or mainland Germany and Hungary as there are fewer minerals and the weather is harsh.
There are many game species to hunt.
This time of year you can hunt Red Stag; Sika Deer; Roe Buck; Muntjac; Chinese Water Deer; Driven Grouse; Partridge; Pheasant; Woodcock and Snipe; Ducks and Geese; Rabbit and Brown Hare.
Guides are very professional game managers with friendly a demeanor.
They wear matching estate tartan tweed suits and ties, as gentlemen, and use high-end spotting scopes and binoculars. They are very happy to help as long as you don’t pressure them for the biggest trophy.A good tip is up to 50 pounds and a good bottle of whiskey if you shoot a very nice stag.
Scotland’s terrain is varied.
You will be hunting in the Grampian Mountain range of the Scottish Highlands, near the Cairngorms National park.Hunting (stalking) will be in both open moorland with heather ground cover and soggy moors, and rolling mountains, but they are not too steep.
This hunt can be tough. The terrain is steep in some areas, but the outfitter has many options to place you based on your abilities. Most hills are gently sloping.
Red stag hunting in Scotland is a once in a life time experience and we highly recommend it. If you have never heard the roar of the red stag across the highlands then you are missing out on an awesome hunting experience. -Mat Cervantes
Travel to Scotland isn’t too difficult.
This red stag hunt is in the Central Highlands of Scotland, two hours from the International Airport in Edinburgh.
Our hunters usually fly into Edinburgh and rent a car, and sight see in England, Whales, and Ireland before driving to Scotland.
You have choices when it comes to lodging.
Lodging can either be separate or part of a package. Our hunters usually chose a 5-star bed and breakfast in the next town over (roughly $100 a night.)
Tags/Permit and Rifle Import is handled by the outfitter.
No one is required to have any license or safety course prior. Just prove you can shoot by qualifying on the bottom of the hill.
Import of your rifle is handled by the outfitter or you can use theirs for no extra charge. The Estate rifles are all high end; Saur, Sako etc with Swarovski scopes. The minimum caliber is a .243 with 100 grains.