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Deer stalking.

Deer stalking.


Postby TAFKAOD » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:20 am

Hi all.

Obviously we are into stalking season. I’ve been in touch with one estate to enquire about walking and was asked to stay off the estate for the entirety of September and October. I was under the impression this estate never shot on a Sunday, but thought I’d enquire anyway.

I’ve just returned to hiking late last year. Wondered what the actual rules were on stalking time. I’m guessing there are a lot of estates who would happy not see us for 2 months...
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Postby Marty_JG » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:22 pm

TAFKAOD wrote:asked to stay off the estate for the entirety of September and October.


That doesn't seem reasonable.
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby Gareth Harper » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:41 pm

That isn't reasonable.
I've found most estates are reasonable.
Which estate is it?
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby NickyRannoch » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:47 pm

As others have said completely unreasonable and counterproductive.

As someone who would happily see "Mugabe style land grabs" I'm always more than happy to be accommodating in setting aside my rights to allow land owners have their sport.

Stuff like this makes that less likely.

Happily I think most of us could name a half dozen estates and come up with who this was.
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby iain_atkinson_1986 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:33 am

NickyRannoch wrote:Happily I think most of us could name a half dozen estates and come up with who this was.


North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby davekeiller » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:58 am

You still have the legal right to roam, however it is advised that you avoid areas where shooting is taking place, both for your own safety and to avoid disturbing the deer (or game birds) being stalked.
Most stalking takes place in coires, so sticking to ridges and (where applicable) main paths is advisable. The majority of estates are cooperative and will be helpful if you ask about stalking. They also sometimes put signs up, which can be helpful.
Please bear in mind that stalking is weather dependent and so plans are liable to change at short notice, depending on visibility and wind direction.
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Postby KatTai » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:44 am

iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:
NickyRannoch wrote:Happily I think most of us could name a half dozen estates and come up with who this was.


North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?


Funny, that one was my first thought too though I thought they do shoot on Sundays? :lol:
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby Gareth Harper » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:51 am

North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?

Aye North Chesthill Estate, that is certainly one that springs to mind.

However what a contrast further up Glen Lyon. I popped up Cam Chreag yesterday. A Spacious and very nice car park, complete with clean and tidy toilets, has been povided curtesy of The Meggernie Estate. Wow!
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Postby KatTai » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:53 pm

Gareth Harper wrote:
North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?

Aye North Chesthill Estate, that is certainly one that springs to mind.

However what a contrast further up Glen Lyon. I popped up Cam Chreag yesterday. A Spacious and very nice car park, complete with clean and tidy toilets, has been povided curtesy of The Meggernie Estate. Wow!


Good to know, now added a couple of walks starting from there to my wish list :D
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Postby Marty_JG » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:58 pm

And for me a couple of months stomping around Chesthill seems in order. :lol:
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby TAFKAOD » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:57 pm

iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:
NickyRannoch wrote:Happily I think most of us could name a half dozen estates and come up with who this was.


North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?



Yip. Sure was.

Take it’s not locked up etc on Sundays?
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Postby KatTai » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:07 pm

TAFKAOD wrote:
iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:
North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?



Yip. Sure was.

Take it’s not locked up etc on Sundays?


Who'd have thought it :lol:
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Re: Deer stalking.

Postby TAFKAOD » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:57 pm

KatTai wrote:
TAFKAOD wrote:
iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:
North Chesthill or whatever it's called at Invervar?



Yip. Sure was.

Take it’s not locked up etc on Sundays?


Who'd have thought it :lol:


Do you think there will be people up there tomorrow? Really cba with hassle up there b
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Postby prog99 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:08 pm

TAFKAOD wrote:
Do you think there will be people up there tomorrow? Really cba with hassle up there b

Should be fine https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/sites/default/files/2020-08/HFTSH%20table%20Area%206%20-%20Central%20Highlands.pdf

Smallish parking area btw
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