The stalking of red deer females (hinds), as with most mammals is the key to the management of the herd.
The culling of frail, old and poor-quality animals ensures that numbers are kept to a pre-defined level.
Hind stalking takes place in the winter months which means short daylight hours, hinds in large groups, and potentially adverse weather, together making for a challenging hunt for the sportsman.
The Scottish Highlands in winter can however provide some fantastic scenery on a bright crisp frosty day.
A short season and pressure to reach a cull figure may give rise to the opportunity for more than one stalk in the day’s outing.
The open season for red hind stalking in Scotland is October 21st – February 15th.
Providers and agents offering this sport
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