Hunting Stag in Scotland
Experience a traditional European hunt for less than the price of a good whitetail hunt in the States!
A Scotland red stag hunt is a once in a lifetime experience and we highly recommend it. If you have never heard the roar of the red stag across the highlands then you are missing out on an awesome hunting experience.
Why you should consider a Scotland red stag hunt:
- Experience traditional European hunting (stalking).
- Stags are native game in Scotland.
- The Scottish Highlands are incredibly beautiful.
- Great excuse to vacation and hunt in Europe.
- Perfect for bringing the family.
- Combo with sika deer, roe buck, and grouse.
- Scotland is very affordable.
Stag Hunting in the Scottish Highlands
A Scotland red stag hunt is a fair chase hunt for 100% wild, free ranging red stags, sika stags and more…
Scotland offers some spectacular free range red stag hunting in the Highlands. The stags aren’t as large, but the experience is amazing!
A Scotland red stag hunt can be less than the price of a good whitetail hunt in the States!
- 100% wild, free range red stag hunting in the Scottish Highlands.
- Hunting in Scotland takes place August through October 2oth.
- Traditional European walk-and-stalk hunt with success rates.
- Good combo hunt: red stag; sika deer; roe buck; walk-up or driven grouse; or rough shooting. There are a number of packages available.
It was a great stag hunt with a top notch outfitter. The food, accommodations and hunting well exceed the expectations I had for this trip. This was the first guided hunt I have ever went on and I was not disappointed. The abundance of game really surprised me and we encountered stags every time in the field.
I can’t say enough about my stalker Scott. He was interesting, entertaining, and a first rate stalker. He worked hard for the animals we were able to harvest and cares about his wildlife. This is a genuine bucket list trip, and we will definitely return for another. There was plenty of trails for my wife to hike right from the hotel,while I was hunting. The ladies who owned the Whitebridge Inn were fun, helpful, and a joy to visit with. Overall, we are really glad they used this resource for our hunt. Valerie is taking care of the trophies to ship, and am looking forward to receiving them.
This was our first hunt abroad, and our Outdoors International Consultant, Mat was patient and explained all aspects of the trip. When an issue arose during, I was able to contact Mat and it was resolved immediately. I highly recommend and look forward to working with Outdoors International for future trips.
I very much enjoyed meeting Mat Cervantes in person on my stag hunt in Argentina. He initially contacted me when I was searching for a fallow hunt in Europe, which I plan to hunt soon. He was impressive and helpful. My goal was to find a booking agent who could handle all these hunts for me. I have found that agent in Mat. I would gladly share a camp with him again.
I shot my Scottish red stag in the middle of a roar as he had paused from trotting after the hinds coming up up and clearing a hill with just enough of him showing so I could put my bullet where the neck joins the spine! He went down dead. Cold and soaking wet the water was slouching in my boots and the magnificent Stag was down! What fun!
Saw a fair number of red deer before an opportunity arose for a stalk. Unsuccessful on day one as conditions were difficult and the deer are smart. Day two began in same fashion. Animals including stags were spotted by glassing and a plan was formulated for approach. After a lengthy uphill hike a pair of stags was spotted bedded down. The stalker and I then proceeded with the final stalk which largely involved slowly crawling so as not to be detected. We eventually gained a position slightly above them at a distance of about 80 m. The stalker deployed the rifle and I positioned to be able to take the shot. The animals were bedded and it was determined that a neck shot was most viable. The red stag needed to stand to present that shot. after maintaining position for approx. 45 m the second stag arose and began moving about. Stalker whispered that if he got close enough to the target stag that animal would get up. That happened and he did. Stalker whispered “neck”, I fired and the stag immediately dropped. Successful stalk .
This traditional, free range stag hunt will be one that gets marked off my bucket list. Scotland is an amazingly beautiful country. The hunt is strenuous and exhausting so you need to be in pretty good shape. There were 6 other people at the lodge with us and they were group of people. Everyone that keeps the lodge going from day to day. They are the best ever. Anything and everything was taken care of and attended to. Breakfast every morning, lunches made for everyone and an amazingly delicious dinner every evening. Could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend using Outdoors International for a Scottish hunt.
Overall I would highly recommend this hunt and this lodge to all of my hunting friends. It was an incredibly relaxing 4 days spent in very beautiful surroundings. It must also be noted that the location of the lodge afforded excellent site seeing and shopping opportunities. One of the best ‘hunting trips’ I’ve been fortunate enough to experience.
God has blessed me so many times with amazing experiences and success while bowhunting, and this red stag was no exception. To be honest, I often ask him ‘why?’….He has a plan for all of us, we just have to open our hearts and listen. Be true to yourself, and always give him the glory.
So… now I have my big red stag. And I did it in North America. Do I still want to go to New Zealand? Of course!, but it will be to hunt tahr. Bring it!
I went for the stag hunt, and it was awesome, but I think the tahr is the coolest animal…what a beautiful trophy.