Red Deer Stalking at Kingairloch
Possibly the best red deer stalking in Scotland…..
This most traditional Highland sporting activity has been enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds at Kingairloch for over 150 years. Today we manage the wild red deer population through selective culling to conserve and promote a healthy stable population and protect the natural habitat at Kingairloch. Our highly experienced stalkers will accompany you on your private outing, and will offer expert advice and tuition. Our stalkers are able to guide people of any ability – from those never having handled a firearm before, to seasoned stalkers.
The stag season runs from 1 July to the 20 October. Stalking is available in September and October.
The hind season runs from the 21 October to the 15 February. Hind stalking available from October until mid December.
The stalking rate is £300/day. When the gun is taken to a stag that fits within our management plan there is an additional £240 fee.
In the event of a blank day due to weather there will be no additional charge.
Our rate for hind stalking is £275/day for guests staying at Kingairloch. For anyone wishing to stalk who is not staying, the rate is £300/day.
Stalkers and their guests can stay in Kingairloch House on a fully catered basis, with menus tailored to guests’ specific needs. This includes a cooked breakfast with porridge, a packed lunch for the hill and a light lunch for any guests not going to the hill and an evening meal. What could be better than recounting the day sat round the grand dining table and unwinding by the large open fire in the lounge.
Additionally, guests can also choose to stay in our other self catering cottages which are located throughout the whole estate.
What to expect
Guests must wear stout footwear, warm tweed or camouflage clothing (which is non rustling), a peaked hat and a pair of binoculars are also worth having. Guests not staying at Kingairloch should come with a packed lunch. Walking sticks are provided.
On the first morning guests will be taken to the target before the day starts off. The stalkers will have an idea of where the day’s stalking will take place due to the weather conditions.
Before setting off for the hill, the stalkers may spy the hills from the vehicle in order to plan a suitable route. You may be out all day walking numerous miles over tough terrain so a good level of fitness is required.
- Secure storage is available for those bringing their own firearms. Click this link for a helpful guide on bringing your own firearm from overseas.
A deposit of 50% is required for the accommodation and stalking days booked. Final payment of the accommodation must be received 28 days before arrival and the balance of the stalking must be settled before departure.
Tipping is of course at your discretion, however these are our guidelines.
Housekeeping and kitchen £10/guest/night (on a fully catered basis)
A day’s stalking £50 to the stalker, £20 to the ghille, £20 to Bobby who drives the Argo