Sporting in Scotland, Rannoch Estate
Stalking - Cruach and Corrie Carie Estates, (about 20,000 acres)
Some 70 stabs are shot each year. Stalking is for one rifle, or two people sharing. Two parties go out after 1st October
Guests are expected to be able to shoot the target accurately before they go out. The estate prefers guests to use its own rifles.
There are four separate beats, some miles apart, each very different in character and scenery. There are views of the Ben Nevis range to the North, Glencoe to the West, the famous wilderness of Rannoch Moor to the South, and over Glen Lyon from the high corries above Loch Rannoch. The estate stalks well in any wind direction, with one low-lying beat being available if the mist is down. This can also be stalked by boat.
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Lord Pearson does not shoot young stags with good heads, but does shoot four year olds with poor heads. (He doesn’t see the point of leaving such beasts to graze the ground for another five years, putting on perhaps three stone, but damaging grouse and other habitats). Several older stags with good heads are shot every year.
The estate has 600 acres of plantations, which produce some of the heaviest stags.
One of our stalking guests with her first stag, posing with our Stalker, George
Around 70 brace of grouse are shot every year, over pointers. There are 10 separate days for two fit guns. This is not for those who like killing large numbers of reared birds, but instead for those who prefer excellent wild game, and to watch good dogs work in beautiful surroundings. Bags depend on fitness and accuracy, but have averaged 8 brace a day for the last 5 years.
Charges: (Including V.A.T.)
- Stalking – (per party) - £500 per stag, with £150 'outing fee', to be deducted from 1st stag
- Hinds – £350 per day per party (no limit on numbers shot, but at stalkers discretion)
- Grouse Shooting - £800per day, including gamekeeper with argocat.