Deer Stalking


As one of Scotland’s premier deer forests Invermark offers wonderful red deer stalking over 50,000 acres.

Invermark was established as a deer forest in 1853 with the introduction of a small number of red deer from Black Mount in Argyll. Invermark was also in 1870 the source of the first introduction of red deer to New Zealand, now the largest deer farming nation in the world.

The stalking at Invermark is carried out in the traditional manner using ponies on most beats during the stag season to recover the deer. Each stalking guest is accompanied by one of the estate stalkers assisted by a walking ghillie and a pony man.

stalkingwithponiesThe established population of around 2,000 deer now supports an annual stalking programme of around 100 stags in addition to a hind cull of around 400 hinds. Stags of up to 18 stone have been shot in recent years, and although it is not the management practice to shoot the best stags, consistent management has resulted in a high proportion of good heads.

In general the stalking is let by the week to groups of up to 8 couples who enjoy the comforts of  Invermark Lodge with top quality cuisine.

Hind stalking is available by the day. All prices on application.