Since our forests have closed canopy and shaded out the under
vegitation, our Roe Deer densities have fallen - they prefer the habitat that
the young plantations offer. However, we still have a healthy Roe Deer
population, if in lower denstities. This allows us to offer a limited amount of
Roebuck and Roe Doe stalking.
The Roe Buck season starts on the 1st April, through to the 20th Oct but there are two main periods that we stalk them. The first period is springtime, from the middle of April, through to the end of May - there is nothing like the freshness of an early spring morning and the excitment of spotting the first buck of the season!! The second period being the rut which takes place during late July and early August and given good weather, this is also a wonderful time in the year. It is time of year where it is possible to find bucks high up on the hill well away from the forest - this makes for exciting stalking. The Roe Buck stalking dictates a discipline of early mornings, getting at least some sleep during the daytime before setting off again for the evening stalk - this can be quite demanding on the body clock!!
The Roe Doe season runs from 21st Oct through until the 31st March and runs parallel with and beyond to the Red Deer hind season. This allows us to stalk on throughout February and March once the hinds have finished. Although the daylight hours are beginning to stretch, and stalking is starting early, with a break in the middle of the day and then back out until late, it can be a very productive time in the year, bringing several carcasses to the larder.
Roe Deer Stalking Prices - Daily rate £245 per day on 1:1 (one rifle : one stalker) - no extra charge for any animals shot - no trophy fees for bucks. We do offer stalking on 2:1 basis, please enquire for prices on this. Price includes vat