This most traditional Highland sporting activity has been enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds at Kingairloch for over 150 years. Today we manage the wild red deer population through selective culling to conserve and promote a healthy stable population and protect the natural habitat at Kingairloch. We do not shoot “trophy” stags, we select mature stags with often fairly poor-average heads. For our hind cull, we also have a strict management program.
Our highly experienced stalkers will accompany you on your private outing, and will offer expert advice and tuition. Our stalkers are able to guide people of any ability – from those never having handled a firearm before, to seasoned stalkers.
The stag season runs from 1 July to the 20 October. Stalking is available in September and October.
The hind season runs from the 21 October to the 15 February. Hind stalking available from October until mid December.
We are now fully booked for the 2018/19 season.
Cull targets are yet to be set for the 2019/2020 season. Consequently, availability and tariffs have not been set yet.
Fully catered accommodation is available in Kingairloch House, with menus tailored to guests’ specific needs. This includes a cooked breakfast with porridge, a packed lunch for the hill, a light lunch for any guests not going to the hill and an evening meal. What could be better than recounting the day sat round the grand dining table and unwinding by the large open fire in the lounge.
Additionally, guests can also choose to stay in our other self catering cottages which are located throughout the whole estate.
Guests must wear stout lace-up footwear, warm tweed or camouflage clothing (which is non rustling), a peaked hat, gloves and a pair of binoculars are also worth having. Guests not staying at Kingairloch should come with a packed lunch. Walking sticks are provided.Guests are welcome to use the estate’s own rifle which is a .308 Tikka.
On the first morning guests will be taken to the target to familiarise with the rifle.
A deposit of 50% is required for the accommodation and stalking days booked. Final payment of the accommodation must be received 28 days before arrival and the balance of the stalking must be settled before departure.
Tipping is of course at your discretion, however these are our guidelines.
Housekeeping and kitchen £10/guest/night (on a fully catered basis)
A day’s stalking £50 to the stalker, £20 to the ghille, £20 to Bobby who drives the Argo