Scotland has a vast deer population that is spread across the country throughout a variety of different terrain types. Because of this, the Highlands represent the perfect setting for anyone who is looking to pursue hunting and deer stalking in Scotland. At Mirani Hunting, we arrange deer hunting within a number of designated Scottish deer forests and woodlands throughout the year, with the host season being largely dependent upon the species of deer in question.
Species of deer:
- Red Deer Stags: the Red Deer is the largest land mammal within Britain and, with no natural predator, it roams across the hills, mountains and glens of Scotland with relative impunity. The harsh Scottish winters are the biggest threat to this magnificent animal, and many herds are decimated by cold weather across the higher areas of Scotland. Red Deer survive through carefully implemented conservation measures that endeavour to regulate the population to self-sustainable levels; an undertaking that is actually assisted by our services for deer hunting in Scotland.
- Red Deer Hinds: conservation has recently demanded a more rigorous culling process for Red Deer Hinds. This type of deer stalking in Scotland is often carried out during challenging winter conditions, requiring high levels of fitness and precise levels of vigilance in order to select a suitable target that does not place the best breeding hinds in jeopardy.
- Roe Deer: in contrast to its larger cousin, the Roe Deer prefers the more sheltered woodlands of the lower ground. This increased accessibility means that Roe Deer stalking in Scotland is very popular, with most ventures taking places against the atmospheric background of dawn or dusk. Certain hunting locations generally require a high vantage point to be utilised, such as a tower or tree, as the Roe Deer themselves can often take some time to make their presence known.
The challenge of deer hunting in Scotland has attracted a wide range of sportsmen (and women) to the Highlands for many generations, and your appointed deer stalker will guide you across the landscape to find the favorite haunts of each deer in question.
Once you are in prime position amid the cover of boulders, heather or peat-hags, you will be encouraged to select your target using a telescope. Approaching your target from a suitable downwind direction, you will take your shot with or without any adequate assistance, depending on your own preference.
We also allow the deer stalker to remove and prepare any trophies that you may require, so do not hesitate to let us know how we can better meet your needs.