Monthly Archives: October 2011

The end of the rut

The rut is over now. Across the estate stags are sitting exhausted, spent and slowly recovering their strength. The urgency now is for them to start grazing and recover their condition before we get hit by frost or snow. Of … Continue reading

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Hind shaking off the rain

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A sufficiency of stags

That’s it, we have finished another season at the stags. We finished in style with five stags today, truly a sufficiency of stags. The team are shown below. I’ll post full details of numbers and weights in the next few … Continue reading

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Stalking girls

We had three girls out stalking today, for one of whom it was their first stalk. Three shots, three stags, job done. I am required to point out that they have multiple layers of clothing on, and spent most of … Continue reading

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Rogue stot update

We had a spirited attempt to capture our rogue stot and failed miserably. We went up to the corral just before dark, where we had previously put food. Our friend was in eating when we arrived and raced out as … Continue reading

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Stalking in the wind

This should be the best week of the year for deer stalking. The rut is in full swing, but the stags are not yet run – ie exhausted from the effort of running their hinds – so there is noise, … Continue reading

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Our cattle go to market, or not

We sent our cattle to Dingwall Mart last week. Unfortunately I was not able to attend, but they did very well. The whole process though was ┬ánot without incident. We buy a group of stots (eg bullocks) every spring to … Continue reading

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