Scotland’s stag stalking season

Scotland’s stag stalking season

Scotland’s stag stalking season. The deer stalking season for stags starts on 1st July through to 20th October. It’s a busy time for deer stalkers to achieve their cull numbers. Many estates are visited by hillwalkers, campers and bothy fans all year round. However, during the stalking season an awareness is called for on working estates.

Stalking season updates

Nature Scot urges hillwalkers to check online for deer stalking activity. They ask this is done before setting off during the busiest part of the season. Estate stalking dates vary from estate to estate, some start immediately in July whilst others commence later on in September. The weather has been unusually warm. The heat may have inspired people to take to the hills and may have unwittingly disturbed stalkers do their job. The nature of stalking means they won’t necessarily be visible.

Heading for the Scottish Hills website for Scotland’s stag stalking season

Heading for the Scottish Hills website is a great resource to help walkers have a great day out without disturbing deer stalking in their chosen area, as well as learning about your rights and responsibilities more generally under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.”

For the love of Deer stalking

If you would like to find out about deer stalking and why it is a popular pursuit, visit Amazon for your copy ( paperback or hardback) of the 2023 edition of For the love of country sports by Linda Mellor