There is no better time than during an autumn staycation in Scotland to go deer stalking. The red deer stag rut happens roughly around 10th October making this by far the most exciting time of year to experience stalking in Scotland.
September is also an excellent time to go stalking, the rut won’t have started but most of the deer will be hard of horn by September and the weather is a little warmer than in October. September is also a good time to plan a trip as the availability is not quite as in demand as in October. We do however recommend booking well in advance to avoid disappointment (6 months or so).
As mentioned above, booking in advance is very important with stag stalking however this year is actually a little different. Due to our American clients being unable to enter the country because of COVID-19 restrictions, there are lots of holes in the diary meaning that, if you are flexible with your dates, you may be able to book a last minute trip with only a few weeks notice.
For this October, during the peak of the rut, we do have a select few days available, so get in touch directly and we can run you through the dates we have left.
Booking at such extreme short notice is something that is absolutely unheard of in normal years so best take advantage of it while you can!