Stalking red deer in the highlands.

Stalking red deer in the highlands is a great joy. It takes you into incomparable surroundings. You can shoot a stag in Thetford Chase or Somerset or the Lake District easily enough but the environment will not have a tenth of the romance that enhances operations in the far north.…

roe trophy

When news broke that the so-called “Emperor of Exmoor” may have been felled by a “hunter’s bullet”, the indignation voiced by the national media was matched, albeit more discreetly, by a knowing sigh of resignation from Britain’s deerstalking fraternity: the unseemly rumpus must have been caused by an overseas hunter…