Was wondering if I could quiz people on stag stalking in the highlands and general recommendations of estates ect?
I've had a few goes at the hinds over the years through invitation but never booked a day at the stags,(the estate I've been to don't let any days). Now I've spoken to a few stalkers recently and the going rate for the day seems to vary? What is generally accepted as a ball park price for the day?
I've done a fair bit of roe stalking and generally you pay a trophy fee on top of the outing fee. If I was to pay for a day on the hill, are there any estates that will generally let you shoot a decent head,(10 points up?). I'm not a die hard trophy hunter and appreciate shooting things like a switch is ideal. It is just that if I'm going to pay for a day, I'd rather go after something decent or just go for hinds instead if that makes sense?
What is the verdict on best time of year to go? I imagine the around now would be the most exciting but is it also harder as the stags are more scattered out? If you were to stalk one side of the rut or the other, which would be better?