The majestic red deer roams wild on the Ardnamurchan peninsular. Stalking such a magnificent beast in this unique environment presents a challenge that has inspired sportsmen throughout the world. A day on the hill culminating in a successful stalk, is the very pinnacle of many hunter’s ambitions. Stalking takes place from late summer into autumn when the rut starts, a time when the hill and forests of Ardnamurchan thunder to the challenges of competing stags. Stags can be taken in a number of ways; traditionally, stalking is an all day adventure on the open hill which starts by locating of a suitable animal and then a lengthy approach using the terrain to conceal the hunters, often ending with a belly crawl into the firing position. Throughout this whole experience, Your guide will select the animal to safeguard the success of the herd and to ensure that you are left with a memorable trophy of the ultimate hunting experience.
Not every hunter is suited to traversing the arduous terrain so we also offer a ‘woodland experience.’ Typically this is conducted in both early morning and evening and might involve stalking along the forest edge or from high seats. Some of our high seats are also suitable for disabled access.
Arriving in Scotland on either a Saturday or Sunday for one week, you make your own way to your self-catering accommodation and are met by your guide. On arrival the plans for the week are arranged and the week commences with a trip to the range to check firearms and to allow the guide and client to become acquainted. The hunt is normally conducted either with one rifle and guide or two rifles with one guide and up to three guides are available each week. These weeks are normally cottage based and can meet the needs of two to four hunters each shooting two stags. The prices include the animal’s trophy preparation, all transport during the hunt, the guide, self-catering accommodation and linen/towels.
Visitor firearm permits are arranged as required and charged at £25.00 each to cover permit cost and administration.
Up to 10 animals may be booked in any August to October week by arrangement and subject to availability.