Tag Archives: Deer stalking

What a difference a day makes!

They say that one of the characteristics of Northern Scotland is the changeable weather. Well, it has certainly been changeable this week. On Monday we were stalking in the sunshine with marvellous views to the west coast, as you can … Continue reading

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A week at Croick

It has been a great week at Croick, blessed with a nice run of late season weather which have involved the most extraordinarily colourful sunrises. Almost every morning has brought colours which if painted would be dismissed as fancifully over-wrought. … Continue reading

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The stalking season

  We are now in the midst of the stag stalking season and we are being blessed with the most wonderful weather. Although the temperature has dropped and there are overnight frosts, we have had a series of clear, blue … Continue reading

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End of the season

  The rut is rapidly coming to a close now. Whilst the occasional roar can still be heard, the strath is quiet now, stags and hinds are starting to separate and stags are starting to rest and, hopefully, recover before … Continue reading

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Extreme stalking at Rothiemurcus

  Great though the stalking is at Croick, it is good on occasion to try different ground. So on Monday we went off for a day’s stalking at Rothiemurcus Estate in the Cairngorms. The keeper there is the excellent Peter … Continue reading

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A great day at the stags

  Every day you are out stalking is a special day, but some are particularly memorable. Yesterday was one such day. We had a refreshing scramble up a deep stream with waterfalls, a real mix of weather from bright sun … Continue reading

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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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