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At our premier hunting destination in Scotland, we offer an unparalleled red stag hunting experience that combines the thrill of the chase with the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

With our expert guides and top-notch facilities, we ensure an unforgettable adventure for hunting enthusiasts seeking the ultimate red stag trophy. You will learn about the intricacies of stag hunting Scotland, highlighting the unique aspects that set Outdoors International apart from the competition.

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Stag hunting Scotland stands as a beacon of natural beauty and unparalleled adventure. With our commitment to exceptional service, professional guides, luxurious accommodations, and ethical hunting practices, we offer an unrivaled red stag hunting experience that exceeds all expectations. Embark on a journey to the heart of the Scottish Highlands, where nature’s grandeur and the thrill of the hunt converge, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. The size of the antlers is secondary to the whole hunting experience. Scotland is for adventurers who are keen to challenge the wilderness and enjoy life alongside hunting.

The fact that you can communicate easily in the English language is often seen as an important advantage. The exquisite Scottish accent comes at no extra charge.

Stalking red stag in Scottish Highlands

Stag Hunting Scotland in the Traditional European Manner

Experience traditional European stag hunting (stalking) in the Scottish Highlands for spectacular free range red stag, sika stag and roe deer. These free range stags aren’t as large as some other places, but the experience is amazing!

  • Traditional European walk-and-stalk hunt with very good success rates.
  • Stags are native game in Scotland. You’ll be hunting 100% wild, free range stags.
  • The season for stag hunting Scotland takes place August through October.
  • Good combo hunt: red stag; sika deer; roe buck; walk-up or driven grouse; or rough shooting. There are a number of packages available.
  • Scotland is very affordable. This hunt costs less than the price of many whitetail hunts in the States.
  • The Scottish Highlands are incredibly beautiful, and a perfect place to bring the family to vacation and hunt in Europe.

The Scottish Highlands are incredibly beautiful.

The Majesty of the Scottish Highlands

Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, our hunting grounds provide a picturesque setting that truly immerses you in the natural beauty of the region. Surrounded by rolling hills, dense forests, and crystal-clear lochs, this enchanting backdrop creates an atmosphere of tranquility and adventure, making your hunting experience all the more memorable.

Stags are native game in Scotland.

Red Stag Hunting Scotland

The red stag, also known as Cervus elaphus, is the monarch of the Scottish Highlands. Renowned for its impressive antlers, majestic stature, and elusive nature, this iconic species has captivated hunters for generations. With mature males often weighing over 400 pounds and sporting antlers reaching heights of up to 40 inches, encountering a red stag in its natural habitat is an awe-inspiring moment.

All red deer are completely wild and the majority are located on open moorland and mountainous terrain. The challenge of stalking over various types of terrain to achieve the final goal of having a stag within your sights lures many hunters to the highlands year after year.

Rutting Season: The Peak of Excitement

One of the most exhilarating times for red stag hunting in Scotland is during the rutting season. Taking place from September to October, this period is marked by fierce competition among stags vying for dominance and mating rights. The primal roars echoing through the glens, known as “roars,” serve as a haunting reminder of the intensity and primal nature of the hunt.

Antlered Game of the World

Sika Stag Hunting Scotland

Sika deer, also known as Cervus Nippon, are native to East Asia but have been introduced to various parts of the world, including Scotland. These magnificent creatures are highly prized among hunters for their elusive nature and challenging behavior. Sika deer possess a unique set of physical and behavioral characteristics that make them a captivating species to pursue.

Sika deer are known for their keen senses and cautious behavior, making them challenging targets for hunters. They have acute hearing and a keen sense of smell, which allows them to detect potential threats from a considerable distance. Additionally, sika deer are highly adaptable, enabling them to thrive in various habitats ranging from woodlands to open moorlands.

Scotland: The Ultimate Sika Deer Stalking Destination

Scotland is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife, making it an ideal destination for sika deer stalking enthusiasts. The Scottish Highlands provide an unparalleled hunting experience for sika deer stalkers. The vast expanses of rugged terrain, coupled with the stunning scenery, create an immersive environment for hunters.

Tressaday Estate
This estate, near Lairg in Inverness-shire, is a popular stopover for tourists since the launch of the North Coast 500, a driving route that snakes around the Highlands.

Accommodations Are Up to You

After an eventful day in the field, we understand the importance of unwinding in comfort. Our luxurious lodges offer a haven of relaxation, blending traditional Scottish charm with modern amenities. You can choose to eat simple or indulge in gourmet cuisine prepared by our talented chefs while you share stories of the day’s adventures around a crackling fireplace, creating lasting memories and forging lifelong friendships. Exactly where you stay will depend on your budget, the hunting package that you choose, and the area that you will be hunting.

Here at Outdoors International, we pride ourselves on having a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants who are passionate about ensuring your hunting experience surpasses all expectations. We understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful International hunting expedition. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to providing you with a memorable and stress-free experience. From assisting with permits and licenses to arranging comfortable accommodations and reliable transportation, we and our outfitters take care of every detail, allowing you to focus solely on your thrilling adventure.

Responsible hunting practices are at the core of our ethos. We adhere to strict conservation guidelines and sustainable hunting principles to preserve the red stag population and maintain the delicate ecological balance of the Scottish Highlands. Our commitment to ethical hunting ensures the long-term viability of this cherished tradition for generations to come.

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3 reviews for Stag Hunting Scotland: Red Deer, Sika Stag and Roe Buck

  1. Paulo Peres

    Hunting in three different estates in the eastern Scottish Highlands was an amazing experience. The scenery alone was worth the trip and the challenging hikes up and down the mountains. First grade guides, great red stags harvested, excellent lodging at the Dornoch Castle and the outfitters attention will see me back there next year.

  2. Maroy Alexander

    Great first stalking experience for my sons!

  3. Raymond Sarinelli

    Red deer were the main event for our trip so needless to say we were thrilled with the red stag hunting experience and success we had as well as having an awesome guide.

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Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

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