sport on findrack and tillyfour estates

Red Deer

The celebrated ‘Monarch of the Glen’, the red deer stag is a Scottish icon. This species, the largest land mammal in Britain, is steeped in tradition and history. Stalking techniques have not changed in hundreds of years. A day stalking Red Deer will be remembered for a lifetime, with stories recounted over many a dram! Both stags and hinds offer excellent sport – coupled with the unrivalled scenery there is a feeling of stepping back in time with these magnificent creatures.

The red deer stalking season is as follows:

Stags July 1st – Oct 20th, Hinds Oct 21st – Feb 15th.

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Roe Deer

Findrack, Tillyfour and Aberdeenshire as a whole are well-known for roe deer stalking and the fantastic challenges this presents. This elusive creature is a lowland expert in forest camouflage and stealth – thereby offering a very exciting stalk!

The roe deer stalking season is as follows:

Bucks April 1st – October 20th, Does Oct 21st – March 31st. 

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Pheasant & Partridge

Pheasant shoots are among our forte! The pheasant shoot at Findrack has been running for 25 years and is a well established high bird affair where the local topography helps us deliver a most testing shoot. Many teams of guns have been taking days here for over 20 years and keep coming back, which is testament to the quality of our shoot.

The pheasant season is 1st Oct – 31st Jan, and the partridge season: 1st Sept – 31st Jan. We can offer walked-up/mini-driven or full driven days.

These are individually tailored packages dependant on the group size, bag requirements and the time of year.

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Grouse

Findrack Sporting offers incredible walked-up or driven grouse days in beautiful Aberdeenshire. Grouse shooting is often referred to as the ‘Sport of Kings’ as it is one of the most exclusive forms of wing shooting in the World. This is mainly because grouse is an entirely wild bird which cannot be reared and as a result their numbers fluctuate from season to season.

The grouse shooting season runs from 12th August, referred to as ‘The Glorious Twelfth’, to 10th December each year.

Cost depends on the group size, bag requirements and the time of year. Please contact us for more information.

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Duck, Woodcock & Geese

There is duck flighting available on one of the many ponds on the estate. Few places in the World offer such views from the hill and exceptional sport at the same time! Other seasonal bird days can also be arranged – woodcock and geese shoots – depending on the group size and experience. This is of course dependant on the number of migratory birds on the estate at any particular time.

The season for wildfowl, snipe and woodcock is 1st Sept – 31st Jan. Individual tailored packages can be arranged.

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Pigeon & Crow

As well as duck, pheasant and woodcock, we can set up full or half-day easy-going pigeon and crow shooting – this may not be regarded as the most prestigious shooting but can provide some of the most testing sport! Individual tailored packages can be arranged upon request. If it’s rabbits you’re after we can arrange ferreting, however no guarantees can be given as to the ferrets behaviour!

Available throughout the year.

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Fishing

Try your luck on the river! We can arrange trout fishing on numerous lochs, and salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Dee and the River Don. Both rivers are truly beautiful and a day on the bank is hard to beat. Costs are dependant on the time of year and client requirements.

The Dee salmon fishing season is from 2nd Feb – 15th Oct for beats below Aboyne Bridge. For beats above Aboyne Bridge the season finishes on 30th Sept. The Don season is 11th Feb – 31st Oct.

The brown trout season officially starts on 15th March but the majority of river beats begin brown trout angling on 1st April ending on 1st September.

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Lessons

Findrack Sporting aims to promote country sports and safety to beginners as well as old hats. We therefore offer lessons in everything from rifle target practice to fishing, and of course shotgun shooting. We can also arrange clay pigeon shoots for parties, corporate entertainment, or individual sessions just to get your eye in before the season! Everything is tailored to your requirements and costed accordingly.

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