I am new the site, and new to UK stalking, but hunt regularly here in the U.S. I have arranged a Red Stag stalk out of Pitlochry on the 10th, and have already paid my way, but have yet to hear about any of the particulars. I am familiar somewhat with the technique. I will follow a stalker around until he gets me in position to shoot a stag. I don't know what I'll be shooting (using his gun), the caliber used, or approximate distance. It will be a cull animal, so I'm guessing around 150# or more, perhaps a 243, 6.5x55, or 308, and somewhere around 200 yards. I've hunted with a rifle quite a bit, but prefer bow hunting, so I am used to getting closer. I have practiced regularly out to 400 yards, and anticipating it will probably be raining and windy.
Is there anything else anyone can tell me about what to expect? I was told I could shoot two in one day, and they seemed a little incredulous that I thought I may not see anything. When I hunt here, we surely don't count on a successful hunt with only one day of hunting. Game numbers are not very dense where we hunt. Are there just that many stags, or are they simply that reckless this time of the year (rut). I was also assured they were wild animals. Any help would be appreciated.