Our work to save Scotland’s wildlife is made possible thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters. Roe bucks are territorial, and thus generally solitary, from February through to mid-August, but may form small groups in winter. The shooting of red deer in Scotland is undertaken on the open hill and in woodland. Directed by Ted Simpson. Our red deer could gradually change in appearance, genetic make-up and behaviour as hybrids become more common. Red deer meat, or Venison, is becoming increasingly popular, the demand for which is being partly met by farmed Deer. Scotland’s largest deer, the stags have large, branching antlers, which increase in size as they get older. You will find a fantastic nature and the hunting organization is very professional and the guides very experieced. Over the last few years, there has been a significant amount of work carried out to improve the information that is available to walkers and climbers during the stalking season to help plan routes and minimise disturbance. We have been championing the incredible diversity of Scotland’s wildlife for over 50 years; from lichens, wood ants and butterflies, to golden eagles, basking sharks and beavers. Scotland supports the largest population of red deer in Europe. From major species and landscape projects to managing wildlife reserves, education work and campaigning for nature, we protect Scotland’s wildlife for the future. Here is a deer sniffing its behind Stag Hunting in Scotland. But for a white-tailed deer hunter visiting Scotland for the first time, I dreamed about stalking the majestic red deer. Roe does are accompanied by kids for most of the year, but will actively drive them out before the birth of that year’s young. Deer stalking in Scotland takes place during the summer and autumn on estates in many popular hill walking destinations. Fantastic Roe Deer Stalking in SCOTLAND We have 6.000 acres of first class ROE hunting grounds, only 45min from Edinburgh and 1 hour from Glasgow. Roe deer aren’t linked to the same negative grazing and trampling impacts on open ground habitats as red deer. Deer Stalking/Hunting in Scotland Dramatic mountainous, lowland and forested landscapes have drawn people to Scotland to stalk red deer for centuries. Roe deer have also expanded in range, in central Scotland in particular. Roe deer are increasingly seen in towns and cities, as they only need a tiny amount of cover – some even live close to Glasgow city centre. The red deer is Scotland’s largest deer. There’s something here for all ages to enjoy. Sika deer have large but narrow antlers (much more similar to the red deer in the image below), whereas fallow bucks have more broad, “plated” antlers. Rutting Season A deer manager will get more value from a deer census if the data is used together with information such as the condition of the habitats. It was founded by 1219 AD with the patronage William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, who is also buried there. Make sure to keep an eye on the woodland near the car park as visitors frequently get great views of fallow deer from there. The growth of these estates, in some cases, went hand-in-hand with the dreaded Clearances of the Highlands. Background to FLS Deer Management activities and the reasons for seeking out of season culling authorisation. The greatest threat to them is from the sika deer, which can cross-breed with the red deer. At Loch of the Lowes, visitors often report white fallows on the opposite side of the loch, so it’s worth coming and trying to spot them grazing. Use these quick links to find what you want faster... It’s deer month at Loch of the Lowes, and whilst some people are deer ID savvy, we get many visitors who struggle to tell the difference between the different species, so we’re here to help! B By the early 20th century, the locations where wild populations had become established included Dumfriesshire, Argyll, along the Tay Valley, at Dornoch in Sutherland and on Mull.