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Hear the Deer Roar this Autumn with Highland Safaris

October is when Scotland is at its most spectacular with the autumn gold colours on the forests and the purple heather on the hills.

Scottish wildlife too is at its most magnificent in October when the mighty red deer stags enter their rut as they compete for the attentions of the hinds. This is when Scotland’s remote hills and glens reverberate to the fierce sounds of clashing antlers, charging beasts and aggressive roaring as each stag tries to secure and protect his own harem of hinds.

As wildlife spectacles go, herds of wild rutting stags more than match anything the big game reserves of Africa can offer and you don’t have to fly thousands of miles to see huge, powerful animals acting as they have for centuries.

The safest way to get up close to the action is on a Roaring Stag Safari, led by an experienced and knowledgeable Wildlife Ranger from Highland Adventure Safaris.

On a Roaring Stag Safari you go to secret places, travelling by Land Rover along private tracks into the remote high mountains of Highland Perthshire. Your Ranger will take you up close to the wild deer herds, ensuring you can watch the rut without disturbing the deer. You’ll be able to spot the top stag and learn about the lifecycle of the red deer and the family politics of the Monarch of the Glen.

Each safari lasts over 2 hours and can be enjoyed by everyone aged from one to one hundred. Tea/coffee, Scottish shortbread and a wee dram of whisky are included in the safari (for the adults anyway!).

Safaris cost £35.00 for adults, £18.50 for teenagers (12 – 18 years old) and £13.50 for children. There are generous discounts for families and groups.

Roaring Stag Safaris are available daily from Highland Adventure Safaris throughout October and into early November. Advance booking is highly recommended as demand is expected to be high and numbers are restricted to avoid disturbing the animals.

Further details:
Highland Adventures Safari Lodge near Aberfeldy in Perthshire

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