A Traditional European Hunt in the Scottish Highlands
You can do this traditional European hunt for less than the price of a good whitetail hunt in the States!
- 100% wild, free ranging stags
- Hunting in Scotland takes place August through October 2oth
- Traditional walk-and-stalk hunt
- High success rate
- Good combo hunt: red stag; sika deer; roe buck; walk-up or driven grouse; or rough shooting
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. Our 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.
Most of our hunters build their package around a red stag. On these hunts 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. Finding deer on this hunt isn’t a problem. You will have your choice of many free-ranging bulls. Keep in mind that the stags in Scotland do’t get as large as in New Zealand, Argentina or mainland Germany and Hungary as there are fewer minerals and the weather is harsh.
This hunt can be tough so you should be in shape. The terrain is steep in some areas, but the outfitter has many options to place you based on your conditioning. 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.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our hunt in Scotland. The Dalnacardoch Lodge was wonderful and the staff outstanding. The hunt itself was challenging yet not overly difficult. Our guide was very knowledgeable, enjoyable to be with, and a real gentleman. The firearms and ammo at our disposal were topnotch.
The 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.
Food and Lodging
You have some choices when it comes to lodging. It 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.) You will eat home cooked meat and potato style meals.
Travelling to Scotland isn’t too difficult. This 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.