Welcome to my page, Irishsafaris, where I hope you as a fellow hunter will get the same excitement as I do when stalking the elusive Sika Deer. If you, like many others who have not been fortunate enough to bag a trophy Sika, I hope my gallery and posts can inspire in you the driven need to hunt these wonderful animals. The hunting takes place primarily in Co. Wicklow with access to over 10,000 acres of hill,forestry and agricultural land. Stalking also can be arranged in other areas throughout Ireland for red deer and fallow. For those who have strong legs and are willing to hike I can also organise hill and mountain stalks for sika stags and/or hinds if preferred. Our success rate is very high for stags and most are taken during the rutting period, which can occur anytime in October and depending on ground and weather continue until November. The rutting period is a very exciting time to hunt Sika stags when the stags sometimes let their guard down as they pursue their hinds. Nothing comes close as an early morning stalk in October when the stillness of the morning is broken by the eerie and ear shrieking scream of the Sika stags warning others of their territory and calling his hinds. However pre-rut and post- rut hunts can offer their own challenges when the stags are preparing for the upcoming mating season, and equally post rut when they tend to seek cover and rest following the exertive mating period. This is always a good time to be on stand near a known wallow or rutting stand when the stags usually frequent to rub themselves in mud holes and mark their territory. Fallow stalking can also be arranged with some respectable heads to be had as can be seen through last seasons images during the rut-(see below). The hunting takes place in the Midlands on pasture land and forested areas. European and American trips can be arranged for all North American game from the ever popular Whitetail buck and right up to and including the massive elk, through an American sporting agent, Ted Shogren, a hunting consultant and avid hunter. Feel free to check out his website @ http://www.sporting-trader.com, where you can view his list of hunting destinations inc. Ireland
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
I have a few vacancies for responsible and honest stalkers on a letting in the glen of imaal if anyone is interestec. The lease had over 1000 acres of prime hunting ground and is well managed and controlled throughout the season.Anyone wishing to go on the lease must have hcap qualification and valid insurance.Text or email me. Thank you for all enquiries regarding the properties. The positions are now filled on this property.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
IrishSafaris can also arrange the mounting and taxidermy of heads for guests by a highly commendable artist. Boiling out and preperation of skulls for mounts is also a speciality.Choice of natural wood plaques on request. High seats are also made to order varying fom the single lean to and double seat right up to free standing models. All are manufactured from hardened steel and dipped to ensure a high quality. See photos on this post. Vermin and fox control is another service we provide to landowners and estates. Call now for further details.
Licensing and hunting permits
In order to hunt deer in Ireland(south) you must possess a valid firearms cert and a hunting permit which is obtained from the NPWS.Allow up to 8 weeks for a firearm application to br processed and possibly the same for the deer hunting permit. Valid insurance cover is also required when hunting on Coilltes properties. Please not the minimum calibre required by Irish law is 22.250 firing 60gn bullets.