Red Stags

Red deer are the largest wild deer in the UK, and one of our native species. The majority are found in the Scottish highlands and islands, though they are also found over much of mainland Scotland.

The shooting of red deer in Scotland is undertaken on the open hill and in woodland. Close encounters are commonplace in the woods where the use of high seats is a very successful method and a great way to see some of Scotland’s more cautious wildlife at close quarters. Hunting on hill ground is however where Scotland’s red deer stalking traditions lie. Walking in Scotland’s high ground; a highly skilled strategic approach to a suitable shooting range; the selection of a suitable cull animal within the herd management plan; being unseen and in close proximity to Scotland’s largest mammal; placing an accurate shot for a fast kill and transporting the quarry home by Garron (hill pony) or All Terrain Vehicle in the company of your stalker, all go to provide a wonderful experience.

Lining up a shot - image: Brian Phipps

Lining up a shot – image: Brian Phipps

Red Deer Stags - Image: Brian Phipps

Red Deer Stags – Image: Brian Phipps

Season Dates

In Scotland stags can be shot between 1st July and 20th October.

Providers and Agents offering this sport

There is a wide range of providers offering Red Deer Stag Stalking, below are a few of these. For a detailed listing use the search facility on the right…

* Strathmore Estate * Pitcarmick Estate * Woodmill Shootings * Glencanisp & Drumrunie Estates * Badanloch Estate * Braemore and Langwell Estates, Caithness * Strone Estate * South Uist Estate - Grogarry Lodge * Ballogie Estate * Glenmuick Estate * Invercauld Estate * Strathvaich Estate, Ross-shire * Roxtons * Deer Scotland * Mar Lodge Estate * Ardchattan Estate * Glenshiel Estate * Feathers at Altitude * Monachyle Mhor * Alvie and Dalraddy * Glen Dessary Estate * Inverpolly Estate * River and Green * Callumkill Estate * Dalhousie Estates * Atholl Estates * Lairg Estate * Glen Etive Estate * Achnacarry Sporting and Country Pursuits * Scotsport * Chesthill Estate * Syre and North Loch Naver Estates * Bell Ingram * Benmore Estate * Kilchoan Estate * Shinness Estate * Innerhadden Estate * Borve Lodge Estate, Harris * Glenshero Estate and Sherramore Lodge * Lude Estate * Fasque & Glendye Estates * Kingairloch Estate * Strathspey Estate * Resipole Farm * Charles Brownlow Ltd * RJH Sports - Isle of Lewis * Clan Donald Lands Trust, Isle of Skye * Remony Estate * Ardnamurchan Estates * Craiganour Estate * Tulchan Estate * Glenavon Estate * Dougarie Estate * Highland Lodges * Aberchalder Estate * Argyll Estates * Glen Tanar * George Goldsmith * Monarch Sport * Coolin Hills Estate * Drummond Estates * Dunmhor Sporting * Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate * Rannoch Estate * Peter Swales International Big Game & Bird Hunting * South Ayrshire Stalking * Diana Hunting Tours * East Haugh House Hotel * Exclusively Scottish * Dunkeld House * CKD Galbraith Sporting Lets * The Gearach, Islay * Loch Choire Estate * Dalnacardoch Estate * Glenprosen Estate