In the early morning with dawn breaking and the dew still on the grass – or in an evening outing where fading light is your greatest enemy, a Roe stalk is your opportunity to see the day from a new perspective, as you hunt this most elusive and beautiful of deer.
Our experienced stalkers will use their knowledge to help you find your Roe deer – in a stalk where every quiet footstep may be critical. They’ll guide you to the point where, with your heart pounding with excitement, it’s time to take a steady aim and then inspect your prize.
We can offer you some of the finest estates in Scotland where we will find all grades of heads from young to gold medal roe bucks and you will be sure to get great value for money.
About Roe Deer
The roe deer is a relatively small deer, with a body length of 95–135 cm (3.1–4.4 ft), a shoulder height of 65–75 cm (2.1–2.5 ft), and a weight of 15–35 kg (33–77 lb). It has rather short, erect antlers and a reddish body with a grey face. Its hide is golden red in summer, darkening to brown or even black in winter, with lighter undersides and a white rump patch; the tail is very short (2–3 cm or 0.8–1.2 in), and barely visible. Only the males have antlers.
The first and second set of antlers are unbranched and short (5–12 cm or 2.0–4.7 in), while older bucks in good conditions develop antlers up to 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long with two or three, rarely even four, points. When the male’s antlers begin to regrow, they are covered in a thin layer of velvet-like fur which disappears later on after the hair’s blood supply is lost. Males may speed up the process by rubbing their antlers on trees, so that their antlers are hard and stiff for the duels during the mating season. Unlike most cervids, roe deer begin regrowing antlers almost immediately after they are shed.