Tag Archives: Deer

The snow’s back

  I’m sorry that it has been so long since my last update. As you can see the snow is back again now, with more forecast over the next few days. I don’t suppose the deer much like it, but … 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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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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