Red stag Scotland

Scotland

"Good Sports" is the motto of the Scots when it comes to stag hunting. The trophy quality is secondary, you will not find huge trophies in the Highlands. Here "the journey is the reward", so to finish a difficult stalk successfully. Because of this passion the Scottish stalkers have perfected this kind of hunting and have become true masters. This is also necessary if you want to hunt in the almost coverless landscape. They also know how to bring the less experienced hunter into the right shooting distance in the difficult terrain.

 

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Informations about red deer (Cervus elaphus)

The red deer is a widespread species. The main distribution areas extend over much of Europe, and have been successfully reintroduced in some areas of South and North America as well as in New Zealand. Due to its high adaptability, red deer can be found in many different habitats. In wooded highlands and high mountains, the almost treeless landscape of Scotland, the humid floodplains of southeastern Europe or the hot and dry plains of Spain - all there are good populations.

Deer can reach weights of up to 350 kg, depending on the habitat and the range offered, with a shoulder height of up to 150 cm.

The adult hinds form herds with the one year olds and the calves. Younger stags also form smaller herds, whereas the older stags roam alone or with a smaller stag most of the time. During the rutting, the strongest deer hold a harem of females. The distinctive roaring of the deer is then heard far and an impressive natural spectacle.

The trophy is very different in branching variety and strength depending on habitat. Red deer hears, sees and smells extremely well.

The red deer in Scotland is significantly weaker in trophy and venison strength than the deer of the European mainland due to the sparse vegetation. Twelvepointers with crown are already an exception and are therefore also respectfully referred to as "Royals".

Hunting season/hunting method

In most countries it is extremely difficult to hunt deer outside the rut. But that's different in Scotland! From the end of August, when the deer have brushed the velvet, you can hunt with the best odds until the end of the deer hunt on 20th of October. You will get your stag.

In Scotland, as already mentioned, you hunt exclusively stalking. Raised hide is a foreign word there. The approach of the deer in low coverage, partly crawling, is what makes hunting in the Highlands so special.

Equipment

The equipment does not have any special requirements for this hunt. The clothes should be wind- and weatherproof. Whether light or warm depends on the month in which you want to hunt. In addition, you should of course take good binoculars with you with 8x or higher magnification, to be able to spot the deer well.

For the calibers you can use all common sizes from 7 mm, but we recommend powerful calibres like .30-06, .308 Winchester or similar. The heavy calibers like 8x68 S or 9.3x62 you do not need for the light mountain deer. For shooting distances between 100 m and 200 m, a bipod is an advantage that any gunsmith can easily mount on your weapon.

Accomodation

During your stay, you will stay in a classic hunting lodge or in a good bourgeois hotel. The exact accommodation depends on the locations of the red deer. Rough weather ensures that the deer tracks long distances. In any case, you can look forward to the well-known Scottish hospitality.

Prices and fees

Offer indivual hunt with 2 red stags    

2.750,- £ *

 

Included:

• 2 red stags with no limit

• 7 traveling days

• 6 nights in double room

• Fullboard without drinks

• up to 5 hunting days

• Scottish hunting license

• Guided tour

• Hunt organization

 

Not included:

Trophy cleaning and preparation, £ 50 each

Taxidermy

• Own Arrival / Flight

• booking fee £ 170

• Drinks

• Weapons import permit £ 50.-

• Tipping per deer £ 40.-

 

* On request also package deals for the shooting of 1 or 3 stags are possible!

 

We recommend purchasing travel insurance (not included in the hunting costs). K&K Premium Jagd GmbH terms and conditions apply (available in full on request). Programs and prices are subject to change.