Honest, I’ve never developed a taste for Scotch whiskey, but I love the Scottish Highlands; windswept moors stretching to the skies. I suppose if I were a serious enough bird shooter I’d think first of the Glorious Twelfth of August, the traditional opening of Scotland’s grouse season. My uncle, Art Popham, long gone now, went shooting in Scotland every August. He asked me to go with him several times and I wish I had, but I figured out quickly that, even back then, I could hunt several of the Big Five for much the same cost. Grouse shooting in Scotland may be the sport of kings, but it runs a bit steep for the average outsider! Continue reading Stalking Scottish Roebuck
European roe (Capreolus capreolus) are the most widely distributed deer species in the UK, according to the latest population survey undertaken Continue reading Calling Roebuck in the Scottish Borders
Editor’s Note: On Friday we dust off some of the old stories from the archives. This week we join a couple of American hunters discovering the challenges of a traditional Red Stag hunt in Scotland. This article originally appeared in the September/October 1995 issue of Safari Magazine.
It was 2:30 p.m. on a dreary, overcast day in mid-October 1995. Apprentice Scottish stalker Groome (pronounced Graham) and I were on our bellies in Continue reading Flashback Friday – Stalking Scottish Stags