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As someone passionate about Scottish Country Sports, let’s delve into the captivating world of stalking roe bucks amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland. Join me as we explore the intricacies of this pursuit, unveiling the best times to engage, the techniques that enhance the experience, and the natural rhythms of these magnificent creatures.

Prime Time for Stalking Roe Bucks

The optimal months to stalk roe bucks, is May through to the end of July, with early August being the ideal opportunity. During these months, nature orchestrates a symphony of events that experienced hunters will not want to miss. The month of May ushers in a spectacular transformation as the mature roe bucks proudly display antlers free of velvet covering. The hills are a canvas of vibrant greens and tranquil shades, providing an advantageous vantage for the discerning hunter.

End of July and early August: The Thrill of the Rut

However, the climax of excitement unfolds during the enigmatic period from the end of July to early August. This is when the roe bucks embark on their rut, a spectacle that delivers unprecedented encounters. Picture yourself in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, immersed in unrivalled nature. The roe bucks’ behaviours become a captivating performance as their reactions defy predictability, offering hunters an exhilarating opportunity to observe them up close at any hour of the day.

Adding Anticipation with Roe Calls

Enhancing this experience further are the artful tactics involving roe calls. Imagine the scene: you spot a buck in your line of sight, and with a well-timed roe call, you can elicit anticipation and excitement. As you observe the buck responding and gradually drawing near, the air becomes charged with tension. It’s a tangible connection with nature that amplifies the thrill of stalking roe bucks.

Rest and Renewal

Following the intensity of the rutting season, roe bucks take a well-deserved pause as the calendar advances beyond the middle of August. This interval of reprieve lasts about a month, during which the roe bucks rest and recover from their fervent mating activity. Then, as September unfurls, these majestic creatures reappear, gradually revealing themselves again to those who tread the Scottish countryside.

In Summary

To summarise, stalking roe bucks in Scotland is a special experience that brings together knowledge, intuition, and an unwavering connection to the rhythms of nature. The optimal time to hunt roe bucks is May through into early August when every moment is a chance to witness the rituals and behaviours of these beautiful creatures. When you truly understand the rhythm of the rut, the allure of roe calls, and the cycle of rest and revival, your Scottish roe buck stalking experience promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Season Dates

The open season for roe buck stalking in Scotland is 1st April – 20th October.

Providers and agents offering this sport

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Edinglassie

Edinglassie is a mixed sporting estate offering walked up grouse and pheasant shooting as well as excellent roe stalking and ...

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Murthly & Strathbraan Estates

Murthly & Strathbraan Estates are situated at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands. The Estate is wonderfully located by the ...

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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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SAC Shooting

In the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Scott A Cruickshank operates SAC Shooting from Mintlaw. This North East corner of ...

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SCHLOSS Roxburghe Sporting

Sporting Experiences at SCHLOSS Roxburghe Setting off from SCHLOSS Roxburghe, our tailored itineraries around this area include guided shoots with ...

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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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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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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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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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Buccleuch Arms

The ideal base for your sporting holiday in the Scottish Borders. Award-winning 4 star coaching Inn near Melrose in the ...

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Altyre Estate

Altyre Estate offers salmon fishing, pheasant shooting and roe stalking. Fishing The Findhorn River is a striking feature of Altyre. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Gordon Castle Estate

Gordon Castle Estate is located in Moray / Speyside in the wild and dramatic North East of Scotland.  The estate ...

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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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