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Shooting & Stalking

Stalking and Shooting in the Scottish Highlands

Scotland has a long tradition of country sport pursuits. Deer Stalking and various forms of gamebird shoots are well organised and regulated, providing exciting, challenging sport and supporting rural communities. Links House is well located with easy access to many large sporting estates. See the Table below for availability of sport throughout the year

Hunting in the Highlands

Shooting & Stalking

Type of Deer

RED DEER, SIKA DEER & ROE DEER

Type of Shooting

  • Red Deer Stalking – various open and hilly terrain requiring a good level of fitness
  • Sika Deer Stalking – wooded areas
  • Roe Deer Stalking – wooded areas

Sporting Season

Red/Sika Deer
Stags (Males) – 1 July – 20 Oct

Hinds (Females) – 21 Oct – 15 Feb

Roe Deer
Bucks (Males) – 1 Apr – 20 Oct

Does (Females) – 21 Oct – 31 March

Guided Stalking with a professionally qualified Gamekeeper/Ghillie. Rifles, ammunition and tuition provided.

Type of Shooting

Driven Shoots – party of up to 8 Guns with 6 drives. Approx bag of 250 Birds and may also include Partridge

Rough Shoot – walked-up shoot with dogs. More informal and mixed bag including partridge

Sporting Season

1 Oct – 31 Jan

Type of Shooting

Driven Shoots – party of up to 8 Guns with 6 drives. Approx bag of 250 Birds and may also include pheasant.

Rough Shoot – walked-up shoot with dogs. More informal and mixed bag including pheasant.

Sporting Season

1 Sept – 31 Jan

Type of Shooting

Rough Shoot – in woodland – with other game such as Pheasant, Partridge and Snipe

Sporting Season

1 Sept – 31 Jan

Type of Shooting

Hides – farmland and moorland lochs and other water sources

Sporting Season

1 Sept – 31 Jan

 

Type of Shooting

Driven/Walked-Up – both types of grouse shooting available up to 2 hours from Links House

Sporting Season

12 Aug – 10 Dec

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

Links House offer Clay Pigeon shooting on local estates. This can be for experienced shots in preparation for game shoots or for Beginners. Tuition and firearms safety will be covered prior to live shoots. This is also a challenging and exciting additional activity for groups staying at Links House.

MACNAB CHALLENGE

To stalk a Deer, bag a brace of Grouse and catch a Salmon – all in the same day. The History of the MacNab Challenge– The inspiration for this challenge is taken from John Buchan’s famous novel – John MacNab, written in 1925. It depicts three bored English gentlemen – lawyer Sir Edward Leithen, Tory MP John Palliser-Yeates and the Earl of Lamancha. They turn up in Scotland and issue a warning to three estates that they intend to poach a deer or a salmon without being detected. This sporting challenge has now inspired the modern-day MacNab, that requires military-style planning and precision, to enable sportsmen and sportswomen to achieve the feat of bagging all three species in a single day.

A MAGICAL HUNT

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