The classic highland hunts of Scotland are both breathlessly exciting and physically challenging hunting in magnificent surroundings. But Scotland is much more than this! Once you have experience warm scottish hospitality, the Scot’s dry sense of humour, and the atmosphere of a local pub, it is certain that you will long to return to this beautiful country- time and again.
Have you ever shot a roaring stag, while surrounded by a watchful harem of hinds, on the top of a heather clad slope, in the midst of a hectic rutting season? If you already have, we can guarantee that we have the very best district for you to repeat this unique experience - you just need to give us a call and ask. If you have not , they you are missing a vital part of your “hunting education”, and you really do owe it to yourself to do something about it - and we would be more than happy to help you arrange your “lessons”.
Hunting red stags in the Scottish is highlands is one of the absolute classic European hunts. As a rule two hunts will hunt with one stalker - as the local hunting guides are called, who knows the district like the back of his own hand. The hunters will take turns at having a shot, both sharing each others hunting experience. Occasionally the hunting personnel will include a so-called ponyman, who will take the shot stags off the hill on horseback. Hunters should be aware that this is not a trophy hunt, such as those you might know from eastern Europe. You are simply taking part in the districts selective culling of animal.... "Are you game for a stalk in the highlands and a wee dram, laddie?"
Scientific Name: Capreolus capreolus Subspecies: We have not included any of the subspecies of Capreolus capreolus, as the authors dissagree about their status as individual subspecies. Distribution: All of Europe except Ireland, Iceland, Southern Spain and Greece. Roe Deer populations are not common to the Mediterranean islands. Habitat: Roe Deer populations are found today in most terrain...Read more
Scientific Name: Tetrastes bonasia Subspecies: N/A Distribution: From central Europe, across northern Eurasia to northern Japan. Habitat: Conifer and mixed forest Description: Relatively small member of the grouse family. Adult males grey above, with mottled buff, orange, black and browns in wings. Black chin, bordered with white. Boldly spotted white underparts. Female lacks the black bid....Read more
Scientific Name: Anser anser Subspecies: Two subspecies are recognised: the western greylag goose (A. a. anser) which breeds in Iceland and northern and central Europe and the eastern greylag goose (A. a. rubrirostris) which breeds in Romania, Turkey, Russia and eastwards to northeast China. Distribution: Iceland and east through northern Europe, Russia and Asia to northeastern China....Read more
Scientific Name: Lepus europaeus Subspecies: Up to 30 subspecies of hare have been described, but the number is disputed and the differences of little interest to hunters. Distribution: Native to much of Europe and part of west/central Asia. Introduced to many countries including England, Scotland, Sweden, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Habitat: Found in many types of habitats,...Read more
Scientific Name: Phasianus coachicus Subspecies: There are thought to be about 30 subspecies, divided into 5 groups: the Caucasus pheasants, White-winged pheasants, Mongolian ring-necked pheasants, Tarim pheasants and the Chinese ring-necked pheasants. Distribution: Native to Asia but widely introduced elsewhere. Common throughout much of Europe. Habitat: Ground dwelling bird of woods,...Read more
Scientific Name: Columba plumbus Subspecies: 6 subspecies are recognised: European wood pigeon (C. palumbus palumbus), Azores wood pigeon (C. palumbus azorica), Asian wood pigeon (C. palumbus casiotis), North African wood pigeon (C. palumbus excelsa), Iranian wood pigeon (C. palumbus iranica), Maderian wood pigeon (C. palumbus maderensis) Distribution: Abundant all year round in western Europe,...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus Subspecies: We recognise the following subspecies for Europe: East European Red Deer (C.e. montanus) Corsican Red Deer (C.e. corsicanus) Distribution: Red Deer is found in most European countries. Habitat: Woodland, pasture land, wetlands and moorland. Is found in lowlands as well as on high ground and in mountains. Description: Large deer weighing around...Read more
Scientific Name: Scolopax rusticola Subspecies: None Distribution: Breeds through most of temperate and northern Europe and into Asia. Habitat: Forests and woods. Description: Bulky wading bird, well camouflaged by brown and buff barring, creating a “dead leaf” effect. Long down pointing bill. In flight its rounded wings are diagnostic. Size: 32 - 36cm Hunting method: Rough...Read more
This district offers really good rough shooting for a wide selection of game such including pheasant, partrige, hares, woodcock, rabbits and pigeons - depending on the season. Brechin is one of Scotland’s largest and best known estates, lying around 1 hours drive south of Aberdeen. It is a typical highland estates, with hunting traditions that date back centuries. The landscape of eastern...Read more
Crianlarich cover an area of some 6.000, and lies north of Glasgow in Scotland. The district is very hilly, which can make for very physically demanding hunting. during which you must be prepared to work hard for success.Read more
This district is one of those that produces the most trophies of medal-winning standard in Scotland! Annually, 120 bucks are shot here. The district is 6,000 hectares in size and can call on the services of 3 -4 gamekeepers. The hunt is a combination of lying in wait and stalking. In this district it has been calculated that around 30 % of all the roe bucks shot here are of medal winning...Read more
This hunting district lies in the fascinating landscape of the western highlands of Scotland. In this part of Scotland you can really challenge yourself physically! The districts here are mountainous and home to a really good population of red deer. Some of the districts are most easily accessible by boat, you will find the combination of stalking in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and...Read more
The families aim, when the took over the hotel in April 2007, was to combine the perfect hunting hotel with perfect hunting in a fantastic district. A total hunting experience, where both accommodation and the hunting district has been tailored to the needs of the hunter, and the hunter can enjoy the benefits of our partner’s wealth of experience and the high level of service he...Read more
Colin Chisholm is the owner of Heron Fieldsports. Colin offer the very popular ”on your own” hunts for red stags on Cowal. He also offers hunting for red stags at Crianlarich. Colin has been one of Diana/Limpopo’s partners for many years, having been involved almost since the very beginning. Colin is responsible for our “on your own” self-guided hunts. This involve...Read more
When it come to hunting roebuck, our partner here in this district has a wealth of experience. We have searched far and wide for a district offering good roebucks in Scotland, which is why we are now proud to be able to offer our hunters the chance to hunt roe buck near Ellon, a district that delivers top quality trophies year after year. Our partners really strive to make a great effort, every...Read more
Our hunt organiser in this area also manages an exclusive family/sporting hotel of the highest international standard. The family, when it had the opportunity of taking over this hotel in 2007, immediately saw the possibility of creating a ”Country Sports Hotel”, that could live up to their own expectations how the perfect Scottish Sporting Hotel should be, in terms of both service...Read more
Our partner is has great experience of hunting with a shotgun, so if you would like to enjoy some really good rough shooting, then this district is absolutely ideal. We can wholeheartedly recommend hunting with our partner here, he is a passionate hunter who gives our hunters the chance of experiencing good, traditional Scottish rough shooting, when it’s at its very best! It is also...Read more
We have worked together with this partner for many years and enjoy an excellent relationship with him. He is always ready to deliver the best possible hunting for his guests. The stalker here has a great deal of knowledge about, and enormous of experience in hunting stags in the highlands. Our hunters find they really benefit from his expertise and they really enjoy the great service he...Read more