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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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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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Back at Croick

It is always great to get back to Croick after a period away, but particularly when the weather is glorious. We returned on Tuesday and yesterday we had a fantastic day. Frost in the morning, low mist gradually burning off … Continue reading

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