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.  We do not shoot “trophy” stags, we select mature stags with often fairly poor-average heads. For our hind cull, we also have a strict management program.

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.

Seasons

Stags

The stag season runs from 1 July to the 20 October. Stalking is available in September and October.

Hinds

The hind season runs from the 21 October to the 15 February. Hind stalking available from October until mid December.

Availability

We are now fully booked for the 2018/19 season.

Cull targets are yet to be set for the 2019/2020 season. Consequently, availability and tariffs have not been set yet.

Accommodation

Fully catered accommodation is available in Kingairloch House, with menus tailored to guests’ specific needs. This includes a cooked breakfast with porridge, a packed lunch for the hill, 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 lace-up footwear, warm tweed or camouflage clothing (which is non rustling), a peaked hat, gloves and a pair of binoculars are also worth having. Guests not staying at Kingairloch should come with a packed lunch. Walking sticks are provided.Guests are welcome to use the estate’s own rifle which is a .308 Tikka.

On the first morning guests will be taken to the target to familiarise with the rifle.

Stalking at Kingairloch require a very high level of fitness as you are out walking in tough terrain all day. Our deer are truly wild and live on open hillsides; a stalk will often involve walking up to 10 miles a day, starting at sea level and walking up our mountains which range between 500-600m, guests are then required to crawl in order to get into a good shootable position.

Secure storage is available for those bringing their own firearms. Click this link for a helpful guide on bringing your own firearm from overseas.

Booking

Please note that you must contact us first before booking accommodation for a stalking holiday as we need to check availability for the stalking first. When you have dates that you would like to enquire about, please get in touch info@kingairloch.co.uk

Payment

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.

Discretionary Tipping

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