Deer Stalking and Hunting in the Highlands of Scotland

Deer Stalking and Hunting in Scotland : C&S Farrell Sporting Breaks

Your week

Arrival day is Sunday. We suggest you arrive as early as possible. Guests can be met at Aberdeen or Inverness airport and taken to your accommodation to settle in and discuss the weeks programe, which includes a check group fired by each rifle to ensure weapons have not been mishandled during transit.

Stalking for a party of between four and six rifles is normal however a larger party would require an early booking in order to make the necessary arrangements. Non hunting guests are more than welcome to enjoy the peace and quiet and visit the many beauty spots and quality shops to be found in the surrounding towns and villages, a hire car is recommended so guests have freedom to tour at their own convenience.

Hunting

Our main theme is Roe Buck Stalking - This being the most popular and demanding species to hunt here in Scotland. Most of our clients take 4 to 5 animals, the variation in trophy size up to medal bucks tends to encourage clients to take this amount. Roe stalking takes place during the first and last hours of daylight, outings are conducted over a period of 3 to 4 hours, morning stalking is done mainly on foot. The evening stalk occasionally ends by sitting in a high seat. Each rifle is allocated a stalker on a one to one basis for a total of 9 outings. The stalkers decisions and instructions during stalking are final.

Roe Buck hunting period:


May is our opening month as this is when all the bucks are clean of velvet. The hunting period runs from the first week in May through to the start of August.

Sika, Red and Roe deer stalking:

Our Red Stags tend to start the last week in September through to the third week in October (Rut period). The standard of a trophy varies greatly. The hunting is a constant challenge in what can be difficult terrain. However, some very fine heads have been taken over the years even the occasional Royal Stag. All animals are native Scottish stags. There are no imported park stags, Hind Sika and Roe doe stalking is available on request.

Driven or walked up game:

Pheasants, grouse, partridge, woodcock and snipe can be offered as walked up days or in driven days depending on availability.

Rough and mixed shooting is also on offer, game would include pheasants, partridge, woodcock, snipe, hares, rabbits, mallard and teal duck.

One or two evening flights for geese, mallard, widgeon and teal can be arranged as part of your sporting week.

All the above are subject to availability.