Hunt and fish the land of kings and be treated like a king as well. Hunt the majestic Scottish Highland stag on 35,000 acres of open range misty mountain heather. Land brown trout from sparkling, pure streams and lochs. When the day is done, you’ll relax in a classic Scottish hunting estate, warmed by a log fire and perhaps a wee dram of single-malt, while you await the sumptuous creations of a superb Scottish chef.
This is a chance for the hunter to sample a unique way of hunting for the free ranging Hill stag. As this is a traditional hunt the method has changed very little in many years. A typical day you will go afield in an Argo which is perfectly suited for this terrain. The hunter, with his guide and Argo driver would glass the hills and valleys looking for a good trophy, typically 8-points or more. Once the stag has been spotted the stalk would begin trying to close the distance to approximately 100-150 yards. And while you can enjoy all this Scottish hospitality and recreation on your own, it would be a shame not to bring your favorite lassie. The accommodations are full of old world elegance and the romance of the Highlands is everywhere.
We have a car and driver at the disposal of the non-shooting guests. Their day would start at about 8.30 a.m. with breakfast. When the hunters have left for the day, which would be about 9.30 a.m. the non-hunters with their driver, would start hunting amongst Scotland’s finest woolen and cashmere mills. The tour may include several historic castles, like the Fort William, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl castle, the amazing Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness, and the magic and myths of the rugged, spectacular Scottish countryside to see. The touring side of your day would finish at about 4.30 p.m. when you return to the hunting lodge to be greeted by a warm welcoming fire.
The day would be rounded off with cocktails at around 7 p.m., then dinner, with coffee following in the lounge by the log fire, and thinking about the next day’s adventures.
You owe this to yourself and your mate to experience the grandeur of Scotland.
2020- approximately $10,150 per couple
Sunday to Sunday schedule with 5 days of hunting
$100/hunter – limited liability insurance. Pay direct to outfitter.
$80/hunter – Visitors firearm permit if bringing own firearm, not recommended.
Trophy fees on two hill stags, 2×1 guiding, meals, lodging, field preparation of trophies, fishing, in-field transportation, .270 or .308 firearm rental, fishing gear and car and driver for non-hunter.
$100/cape export fee. No charge if only the antlers are taken back as checked baggage. Must clear with USF&W upon arrival in US.
$30 – approximate ammo charge if borrowing firearm. Pay direct to outfitter.
Day 1: Depart home for Edinburgh airport, arrive on Day 2
Day 2: – Sunday: Met by the outfitter around 1 p.m. and transferred to camp
Day 3-7: 5-day hunt for hill stag
Day 8: flex day
Day 9: – Sunday: Depart camp for Edinburgh and flight home
Day 10: Arrive in USA, clear customs and continue home
$150/person early departure fee for transportation back to Edinburgh.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.