Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
Red deer are the largest land mammal in the UK. Their distribution is relatively localised, except in Cumbria and Scotland where they are widespread.
Hunting Red deer has been considered the 'Sport of Kings' for centuries. As a sporting asset, Red deer have defined the history of deer stalking more than any other British species.
Stalking a roaring stag as he holds his harem of hinds during the rut is a thrilling experience.
Hind stalking in winter may not have the romance of stalking stags in the rut, but it provides excellent stalking opportunities on a much more affordable budget.
Deer stalking over upland areas can by physically challenging. Stalkers must be committed and prepared to cover difficult terrain, often in poor weather conditions.