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Carmont Woodland - Central Scotland District.

Shooting Licence.

Tilhill as managers, of Carmont near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, wishes to invite suitable stalkers or syndicates to register an offer for a stalking/shooting license on the above forest.

The property has not previously been let by Tilhill Forestry and we do not have any previous cull figures for the property

The forests are extends to 85.4 Ha. (211 acres) and consists of mixed conifers
Some of the Sitka spruce is nearing felling stage and some 12 Ha. of felling/restock is planned for 2013/14.
Access is currently limited with southern area of mature mixed conifers having extensive wind damage and no vehicular access.
Vehicular access should improve following the felling and restocking programme

There is a good population of Roe deer in the area and due to the planned restock the focus will be on crop protection rather than sporting stalking.

Game shooting are included in the rights and there are good possibilities for pigeon flighting.

Neighbouring Keabog is also managed by Tilhill. Keabog is currently shot over by a friend of the forest owner and this situation is unlikely to change.

The stalking license will be annual with renewal every year from the 1st of April.
All offers should therefore be for an annual license but please note that VAT will be added at the rate applicable at the time.

The license is available from the 1st of november 2012. The first licence is likely to run until the 31st of March 2014.
As long as the arrangement has been satisfactory for both parties the licence will then be renewed without retendering, but with a possible adjustment of the fee to reflect inflation.

Please note that Tilhill shall not be bound to accept the highest offer or indeed any offer.

To be considered, all stalkers applying must have a minimum of:

  1. Firearms Certificate (An open certificate)
  2. Insurance cover of at least £10,000,000 (Ten million pounds)
  3. DMQ Level 1 (If a UK resident).

The shooting rights being offered under license, allows the licensee access at all times* to the forest in order to pursue and kill the following (In accordance with all relevant Acts).
a. All species of ground and winged game, except black grouse and capercailzie.
b. Wild deer of any species
c. Species which are injurious to game, forestry or agriculture.

All deer or game killed under this license becomes the property of the licensee.

A contract based on Tilhill’s standard “Contract of License to Shoot” shall be issued and signed by both the licensee and Tilhill on behalf of the owner.

* Vehicular access might be restricted at times if such access is deemed to cause damage to the roads.

Viewing can be done on foot at anytime during daylight hours.

Offers should be given as soon as possible, but no later than by the 15th of November 2012.
Offers must include names and addresses for those that are intending to shoot on the property if the offer is succesfull. Offers should also include a short description of how the individual or syndicate intends to carry out the shooting if successfull in securing the licence.
Offers should be made in writing and sent (Or e-mailed) to: Leif Brag, Wildlife Manager, Tilhill Forestry, Crunluath, Strachur, CAIRNDOW, PA27 8DL

Any queries should be directed to Leif Brag on 01369 860 686 or 07785 970 442 or by e-mail to leif.brag@upm.com

Leif Brag
Wildlife Manager
Tilhill Forestry

PA27 8DL
Tel/Fax 01369 860 686
Mobile 07785 970 442