Monthly Archives: October 2012

Death in combat

  Out stalking yesterday, we saw three stags scrapping over a group of hinds. As we were watching them, we saw what seemed to be a fourth stag in the heather. It was dead, though still warm. At first there … Continue reading

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Now, that’s what I call greedy …

  When a guest goes out for an evening sika you don’t normally expect him to come back with three. And with one of them 50% short of a full set of antlers. And they were all shot within 500 … Continue reading

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Back to the mart

We were back at Dingwall Mart again today, hopefully for the last time this year. This time we were selling the bullocks which have been grazing here since we bought them in April. There is quite an element of luck … Continue reading

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End of an era

Today marked the start of a significant change at Croick. In the nine years we have owned Croick, most of the sheep which were run on the Estate were run by a local family under an annual grazing licence. But … Continue reading

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The end of “the ghost”

About four years ago, Carol had a close encounter with a large stag in the wood that is in front of the house. She stalked and shot it, and it went down but then bounced up and disappeared. It could … Continue reading

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