Scotland is one of the most required hunting destinations for hunters who are passionate of small game hunting, but you can also have experience in hunting big game. Montefeltro offers two types of Scottish destinations, where hunters can find both small and big game: Scotland Isle of Bute and Scotland Perthshire.
In the west of Glasgow, there is the Isle of Bute, where the main character is the queen of the wood, the woodcock.
The island, located between Scotland and Ireland, embraced by the Gulf Stream, has a mild climate even in the coldest season, thanks to which woodcocks migrate abundant from Norway and from the Scottish Highlands to get through the winter.
The vast hunting ground allows the woodcock hunter to live 4 different hunting days. Bute is the ideal destination for true dog lovers who will bring their hunting shotgun with them.
The wonderful Mont Stuart, a neo-Gothic country house and ancestral home of the Marquises, known as the jewel in the crown of Bute, is just one of the many attractions of the island that make it the ideal place for a perfect Scottish holiday. Those who want to relax can have the afternoon tea in the famous tea rooms of Ettrick Bay, explore Rothesay Castle or the Bute Museum to find out why the island is so special.
Passionate golfers can choose from one of Bute’s three golf courses, each one with its own challenges but all with spectacular views. Bute thanks to its milder climate than the other Scottish islands, which allows it to receive the numerous woodcocks that come to winter from the Highlands, also offers a beautiful collection of blooming gardens.
In the Scottish Isle of Bute, Montefeltro offers you also the possibility to hunt big game such as deer and roe deer.
Between the green of the coniferous woods and the meadows sloping down to the sea, between the yellow of the Scottish broom and the gloomy ocean mottled by the foam of the waves, the hunter, with his rifle, will be able to experience the intensity of the stalking ungulates hunting while the angry bark of a roe deer or the powerful roar of the deer fill the fresh and fragrant air of peat.
Scotland Perthshire is the other Scottish destination that Montefeltro proposes to its customers. In the hilly landscapes of Perthshire there are numerous estates in which to practice your preferred type of hunting. Wood pigeons descend in a vortex on the barley fields, hares emerge from the pastures and the magical flight of grouse resounds among the heather-covered hills. There are also geese and ducks for your waterfowl hunting and deer and roe deer for your big game hunting.
Regarding small game hunting, Montefeltro offers hunters different types of hunting: hunters can choose to hunt grouse, wood pigeon or mixed shooting. The last one can be done from October to January and it is the most complete type of Scottish hunting because it includes pheasants, partridges, red partridges, woodcocks, ducks, geese, hares, and grouse.
Spring wood pigeons hunting takes place on freshly cultivated land with barley, wheat, rapeseed and peas. Instead, the summer hunt takes place at the time of threshing and it is organized with decoys and calls around the hides. The habitat is perfect and favors a great proliferation and nesting of this bird which is obviously considered as harmful by farmers.
On the other hand, Scotland Perthshire includes also big game hunting, especially deer and roe deer. Perthshire is known as the big county and offers a wide variety of landscapes, from the wide valleys, rich for their agriculture, to the east, to the mountains of the west (southern Highlands), where roe deers live and grow up.