Portfolio Category: Mammals

Macnab Challenge

To successively complete the infamous Macnab Challenge, participants must catch a salmon on the fly, shoot a brace of grouse and take a stag on the hill – all between dawn and dusk. To give prospective Macnabbers a flavour of what’s involved, West Highland Hunting starred in a short film, entitled ‘Haste ye back,’ which documented...
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Red deer

Recently voted Scotland’s most iconic species, the red deer is Britain’s largest native land mammal. West Highland Hunting has some the largest stags in Scotland and constantly produces stags in excess of  20 stone and 12 points. “We are very proud to be producing such top quality wild red deer,” commented Sporting Manager Niall Rowantree, adding: “Clearly, more than a...
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Sika

Asian in origin, sika were originally an ornamental species which escaped from deer parks during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and have now become established on mainland Scotland particularly in Argyll and Inverness-shire were they occupying more than 40% of the red deer range. Through West Highland Hunting, it is possible to hunt sika in various locations throughout...
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Fallow

Introduced from the Mediterranean to England, possibly during the 11th or 12th centuries, fallow deer have the most limited range of all four wild deer species in Scotland. Through West Highland Hunting it is possible to hunt fallow on Ardnamurchan estate. Price on request. Open season for fallow buck: 1 Aug 1 – 30 Apr Open season for fallow doe: 21 Oct...
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