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Mountain Hare (Blue Hare)

Also referred to as the 'blue hare', Mountain Hares used to be widespread across the British Isles before the introduction of the brown hare by the Romans.

Competition for habitat and food forced the Mountain Hare to move to higher ground. The species is also distributed across Northern Europe, parts of Russia, Iceland and Greenland.

Today, the core of the UK’s mountain hare population is restricted to the Highlands of Scotland with an estimated population of 350,000. The creature is famous for its ability to change its coat from brown to white with the seasons providing camouflage on the open hill all year round.

Mountain Hares thrive on moors actively managed for grouse shooting. Heather burning and intensive vermin control are thought to be the main reasons for this. Numbers of mountain hare can vary greatly from year to year, so it is important for moorland managers to monitor these numbers and adjust the annual cull accordingly. Hare numbers can even vary between different areas within the Highlands. During years of increased numbers, parasite levels can thrive with negative effects on the health of the overall hare population and other moorland species such as the red grouse.

The Mountain Hare is not well documented as a sporting quarry and today many people wrongly assume they are protected. In prolific years mountain hare can be hunted, offering a fantastic addition to our wild game species.

Driven White Hare

Location: Tomatin, Inverness-shire

Offer includes:
1 day of driven white hare shooting
Transportation on the moor
80–100 White Mountiain Hares
For a team of 9 guns
Price: £4,200 inc. VAT

Walked-up White Hare

Location: Tomatin, Inverness-shire

Offer includes:
1 day of walked-up white mountain hare shooting
Transportation on the moor
50–60 White Mountain Hare
For a team of 9 guns
Price: £3,780 inc. VAT

Walked-up Mixed Wild Species

Location: Tomatin, Inverness-shire

Offer includes:
1 day of walked-up mixed wild species shooting
Professional gamekeeper, working dogs and handlers
Transportation around the estate
Estimated bag 60 - 100 head of game
For a team of 9 guns
Price: £4,536 inc. VAT