Tag Archives: Deer

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 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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First calves

We have seen our first deer calves of 2012 over the last few days. All sika calves at this stage; the red deer are a few weeks away yet. This morning we found a sika hind and her calf right … Continue reading

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Deer and motor vehicles

We were doing some work on the road yesterday and it was comforting to see how unconcerned the deer were, grazing happily only a couple of hundred yards from where we were working. The forestry team reported the same last … 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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Three antlered stag

We were out hind stalking today when we saw this most unusual stag. As you can see it has two antlers on one side (the right hand side as he is looking at you). I don’t know how this happened; … Continue reading

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Winter View

Winter View

View up the strath towards Glaschoil cottage, with deer to the left

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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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