The stalking of a red deer is a thrilling and challenging experience and Islay has one of the few remaining herds of pure red deer.
Donnie will know the best places to walk up to locate your deer depending on wind direction and prevailing conditions. Please note however that the deer are wild and we cannot guarantee that there will always be an opportunity for a shot. Note that we do not hunt on Sundays.
Herds generally consist of between 10 and 30 deer. When the deer are located Donnie will select a stag or hind that, in his opinion, is suitable to be culled. At this point you and Donnie begin your final approach. This will usually involve crawling on the ground in order to avoid detection by the deer.
Once you have reached a suitable distance from the group the selected deer will be described to you. When the target is standing correctly a shot can be taken.
After a successful shot has been taken your stag or hind will be collected and brought back to the farm.