Tag Archives: Deer stalking

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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The snow is back

After a very warm March, when the temperatures in the Highlands regularly exceeded those on the Mediterranean, winter – and reality – returned yesterday with a good covering of overnight snow. It is always worrying to get bad weather at … Continue reading

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Close of the hind season

The hind season closed last week and we have now had a chance to tally up the numbers. We have pretty cautious this year about culling hinds because it is clear that the calving rate will not be high (about … Continue reading

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The closing of the hind season

The hind stalking season closes tomorrow and we have been trying to get a last few stalks in. We haven’t been helped by a miserable turn in the weather which has brought low cloud, wind and rain. We are particularly … Continue reading

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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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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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