Well, the boys have made a great start and shot two red stags today.
Both were black and rutting. Good Galloway stags with wapiti in the big one, the smaller one being a Galloway 'hill' stag.
Nice work and heavy going bringing them in this morning.
Unfortunately, no photo's - but a good friend has late this afternoon shot another stag on the moor area of our land. So the total today is 3 stags down.
It's all action in Galloway right now..stags roaring everywhere and the ambient temperature still very warm.......much warmer than it should be right now. The temperature is so warm just now, the beast have to be dressed & in the chiller really fast, so pics are definitely not a priority - but now I have one.
The ground which holds hinds so every year the stags come in during late September and gives us fantastic sport....it's a magnificent time, with very challenging hunting.
After the rut is over, stags will hang around for perhaps two months, but of course on 21st Oct. the stag season closes and the hind season opens. Now that, is even more challenging than stags by a long way!
A picture of one area within the estate is shown.