Deer stalking demand and prices high, say Savills

Deer stalkers The increases have come in times of economic difficulties

Both demand and prices for deer stalking on Scottish sporting estates managed by Savills have risen, according to the property firm.

The company said the pursuit was continuing to be popular even in times of economic troubles.

Over the last five years, prices for taking red deer on estates deemed easy to reach had risen by 5%. On one estate the price for a stag was now £400.

On more remote estates, Savills said there had been a 21% rise in prices.

The firm, which manages 500,000 acres (202,343ha) in Scotland, said demand for deer stalking from overseas clients, and also women, was high.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands

Weather

Inverness

19 °C 11 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.