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Red Stags

by | Dec 9, 2020

The red deer – it’s not just any deer. It is the largest wild deer in the UK, deeply rooted in our history and ecology. Now, imagine spotting this magnificent creature in the misty terrains of Scotland, its natural habitat. Most of these awe-inspiring animals reside in the Scottish Highlands and islands.

Stalking a red deer stag is far from a casual day out. It’s all about the challenge, respect, and adrenaline. This isn’t just a sport in the Scottish Highlands –it’s an experience that will stay with your forever.

The Red Deer Habitat

  • Open Moorland: Here’s where the vastness captures your senses. The red deer navigate the vast Scottish Highlands, often catching you off guard with their very swift movements.
  • Mountainous Terrain: The unpredictable Scottish climate adds to the stalking challenge as you ascend the rugged mountains. But, with every height you conquer, there’s the anticipation of spotting a majestic red deer stag against the backdrop of Scotland’s breathtaking landscapes.

Year after year, the allure of red deer stalking over these Scottish landscapes brings hunters back. It’s not just about having the red stag in your sights; it’s about understanding the land, reading nature’s cues, and immersing yourself in the chase.

Understanding the Red Deer

Remember, these aren’t your regular farm animals. All red deer in Scotland are wild, thriving in their natural settings. So, when you’re out there, you’re entering their domain. A successful stalk often comes down to patience, understanding of the red deer, and mutual respect for the animal. Every time you set foot on these terrains, you are reminded: it’s their home, and I’m the visitor.

Why Scotland? Why Red Stalking?

Scotland, with its enchanting terrains and rich history, offers an unmatched setting for this timeless pursuit. It’s not just about hunting; it’s about connecting with nature, embracing the challenge, and understanding the intricate balance of life. And believe me, once you’ve tasted this experience, you’ll understand why so many return to the highlands, yearning for just one more stalk.

Season Dates

The open season in Scotland for red stag deer stalking is from 1 July – 20 October.

Providers and agents offering this sport

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Benmore Estate

A Classic Scottish Sporting House situated on the picturesque Isle of Mull, offering luxury accommodation and first class stalking and ...

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JAHAMA Highland Estates

JAHAMA Highland Estates invites hunting guests who seek a deep connection with the natural world.  We offer an extraordinary, immersive ...

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Scone Estates

Salmon Fishing The River Tay is famous for its salmon fishing and Scone Estates offers over six miles of the ...

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Kilchoan Estate

Kilchoan Estate lies within the beautiful and remote Knoydart Peninsula. Often referred to as ‘the rough bounds’ or ‘the last ...

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Ardkinglas

Ardkinglas Estate Red Deer Stalking Ardkinglas is situated at the head of Loch Fyne in the heart of Argyll. It ...

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Atholl Estates

Experience Highland Perthshire Set in the spectacular landscape of Highland Perthshire, Atholl offers flexible sporting packages to suit your party. ...

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South Ayrshire Stalking

Experience an iconic Scottish tradition: stalking wild deer amongst stunning scenery, with South Ayrshire Stalking. Run by business partners Steve ...

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Ballathie House Hotel and Estate

Awarded Sporting Hotel of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards, Ballathie House and Estate is situated in the ...

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Suisgill

Beautiful Sutherland sporting estate running adjacent to the River Helmsdale, offering over 16,000 acres of red deer stalking. Situated in ...

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Corrielair Estate

Corrielair Estate offers traditional red deer stalking without accommodation (there is accommodation available at the nearby Cluanie Inn). The ground ...

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West Highland Hunting Ltd

West Highland Hunting Ltd provides premium hunting experiences in a number of the most sought-after areas in Scotland.  Our specialism ...

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Sybarite Sporting Ltd

Sybarite Sporting organises classic hunting itineraries and shooting trips in the UK, Europe, and Africa. With our partners, we create ...

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South Ayrshire Stalking

Experience an iconic Scottish tradition: stalking wild deer amongst stunning scenery, with South Ayrshire Stalking. Run by Chris Dalton, the ...

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MacIntyre & Thomson

MacIntyre & Thomson : The traditional sporting agency. Fishing - Stalking - Shooting - Hawking. We specialise in the sales ...

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Innerhadden Estate

Nestling beneath Schiehallion, on the banks of Loch Rannoch in deepest highland Perthshire, the family run Innerhadden Estate offers superb ...

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Minuntion

Minuntion is a family-run estate in South Ayrshire rising either side of the River Stinchar. It offers sporting over 4000 ...

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Strone Estate

Situated at the head of Loch Fyne, Strone Estate is a stalking estate only one hour from Glasgow. Steep terrain ...

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County Clays

County Clays at Dunkeld House Hotel is one of the largest sporting clay pigeon ranges in Scotland and home to ...

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Achnacarry Sporting and Country Pursuits

We are based on the beautiful Achnacarry Estate, over 70,000 acres, including the Munro Gulvain and steeped in history. We ...

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Craiganour Estate

Craiganour is a traditional sporting and agricultural estate located north of Loch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire. Extending to approximately 21,000 ...

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Remony Estate

A small highland estate on the South shore of Loch Tay, offering a limited amount of driven pheasant shooting, stag ...

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Dougarie Estate

Dougarie is a traditional family estate on the beautiful north-west coast of the Isle of Arran. It dates back to ...

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Badanloch Estate

Badanloch Estate is a large north Highland sporting estate situated near Kinbrace in Sutherland. The estate provides red deer stag ...

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Lude Estate

Lude Estate, Blair Atholl, is situated in stunning Highland Perthshire and on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.  With ...

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Drummond Estates

Drummond Estates offers high quality, traditional highland stalking with hill ponies, driven and walked up pheasant shooting, pigeon shooting and ...

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Gleneagles

Since opening its doors in June 1924, Gleneagles has been one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels and sporting estates. Set ...

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Rannoch Estate

The estate lies in one of the most beautiful, secluded but easily accessible parts of the Highlands. Situated around the ...

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Gledfield Highland Estate

The Gledfield Estate is based just outside the village of Ardgay. At the heart of the estate is Gledfield House, ...

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South Uist Estate – Grogarry Lodge

In December 2006, the local community of 3,000 people bought the South Uist Estate from a syndicate of owners, covering ...

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Argyll Estates

Experience Argyll Estates Whether it is deer stalking near Inveraray, or snipe and goose shooting on the wild Isle of ...

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian Sporting Lets has ...

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International Hunting Scotland

  Welcome to International Hunting Scotland. “A long-established and reliable agency that provides a wide range of unique hunting, shooting, ...

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Dalhousie Estates

Owned for generations by the Earls of Dalhousie, Invermark offers grouse shooting, deer stalking, and river and loch fishing. Visiting ...

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