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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…

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