Red Deer Stags of Scotland: 9 Places where you can see majestic Scottish Deer
It is almost that time of year when Scottish stags lock antlers in an event known as “rutting”, here is where you can see these stunning animals in their natural habitat.
“They move naturally between woodland and moorland, and if they can find shelter and food among the trees they’ll be healthier and larger.”
They are closely associated with the Scottish Highlands where, during Autumn, you can encounter deer rutting which is an event in which male Deer i.e., Stags or “Bucks” lock antlers in competition for females. The best time to witness this incredible phenomenon is from the end of September to the start of November, typically early morning or in the evening while the woods are quiet.
This includes Red, Sika and Fallow Deer. During the rutting season, Stags boom a mighty roar that can be heard all throughout the forest. It is widely thought that the recurrence of the Gaelic word “bùirich” (roaring) on Scottish maps reflects this heritage, back when these stunning creatures roamed in even greater numbers.
Let’s turn our attention to Stags and, specifically, where you can find these beloved animals that are ‘deer’ to our hearts.