During your stay here at Eagle Brae log cabins in Scotland, you can take part in our guided camera stalking activities. The idea behind camera stalking is get out on the mountain to stalk wild deer, sneaking in to around a hundred yards of them. But then, shooting photos rather than bullets! It is very difficult to get close to wild deer on the open moorland, where there are no bushes or trees for cover. With their superior senses of hearing and smell, we often find them in large herds with strategic sentinels looking out for approaching danger. So, it’s an exciting challenge to try and stalk in close.
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Wildlife Camera Stalking at Eagle Brae
Eagle Brae’s own 8000 acres in between Strathglass and Glen Strathfarrar is the perfect location for camera stalking in Scotland. Guests can choose either a full day or a half day activity. We will take you up and down the first section of the mountain in our 8×8 Argocat ATV off-road vehicle. The rest of the activity will be spent on foot and there can be lots of walking involved. So, guests need to be fit and ready to walk on rough tussocks and soggy terrain.
To stalk deer, the primary tactic is to stay down wind, but also out of sight. This may mean walking the long way around a hillside to get in the right position. Sometimes it even involves crawling up burns or through peat hags. This experience is for those who enjoy the thrill of the chase, but it also requires patience as you lie in wait for a target. We should be able to get you to within a hundred yards of the deer, so if you bring along good camera equipment with zoom, you’ll be able to capture some amazing photographs!
Shooting Deer with a Camera
Book a Camera Stalking Activity at Eagle Brae
Availability: all year except mid September through to 20th October.
Prices 2019: Camera stalking with guide and argo transport: £180 for full day, or £110 for 1⁄2 day (max 4 persons).
To book this activity during your stay at Eagle Brae, or to find out more, please contact us here or call us on 01463 761301.