STALKING WITH VENATOR
We are happy to arrange everything from accommodation, transport and airport pick up. We will go the extra mile to give you a memorable and enjoyable hunting experience and stay with us. We can tailor the hunting experience you are after, let us know your exact requirements using our stalking enquiry form and you will receive an offer by email, subject to availability, with full details, prices, terms and conditions.
Qualified stalkers and partners with local knowledge will improve your odds. Your stalking guide knows the stalking areas well. He will accompany you throughout the outing to secure your safety and guide you to a successful and challenging stalk. He will make the final decision on what animal to cull. If we are using other sporting providers or estate stalkers, they will clearly explain terms and procedures before any hunting commences.
When planning your hunting trip and stay in Scotland you should plan for several outings to increase your chances of successfully shoot a deer.
For guidance only: 3-4 outings for a Roe deer and 2 days for Red deer. Deer and game are wild creatures and therefore can be unpredictable. Conditions outwith our control, like the weather conditions, can influence or even cancel a day's hunting. So we are unable to guarantee that a hunt will be successful. However, we will do everything possible to secure a successful hunt for you and your party.
Venator have a professional and ethical approach to culling deer.
We work in accordance with UK deer management principles and best practice. Managing the balance between deer population, animal welfare and habitat/crop protection is at the forefront of our Deer Management plans. We have cull plans in place with the aim of harvesting a selective mix of different age groups, sex and species. Our goal is to fulfil our offer of exciting and challenging stalking opportunities for you, while meeting our cull targets.
Your health and safety is our priority
Here in Scotland, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. Strong winds, heavy rain, snow and fog can make hunting and stalking unsafe. Environmental or regulatory factors can also cause issues. In these circumstances, we may need to cancel or terminate as a result, in the interest of your safety. We would then aim to re-arrange another date for you.
The Roe Deer
Roe deer are native to Britain, having been here since before the Mesolithic period (6,000 to 10,000 years ago). Forest clearance and over-hunting led to their extinction in England by 1800 but they remained in wooded patches in Scotland.
Roe deer are common and widespread throughout Scotland and England, except for parts of Kent and the Midlands. While preferring woodland and forest, when populations are at high densities they may also occupy fields. Roe deer are browsers that actively select different food types including herbs, brambles, ivy, heather, bilberry & coniferous/deciduous tree shoots. However, browsing of tree shoots and agricultural crops puts them in conflict with farmers and foresters due to economic damage. It is estimated that we have 350.000 in Scotland.