The ballroom on the grounds of Mar Lodge Estates sets
the tone: Here, near Aberdeen, hunting is celebrated and
has been for a very long time. Though you may arrive to
the hunting grounds in an automobile, the hunt requires
old-fashioned walking and spotting and stalking, and often
crawling on your hands and knees.
The dragging and pulling and lifting, and often the burning of your thighs, are old-fashioned too. But it’s good work and a trophy well earned. Back at the lodge, you celebrate the hunt with a nice single malt and begin thinking about decorating your personal ballroom.
Dušan Smetan hunted red stag
on Mar Lodge Estates, which
occupies a significant portion of
Cairngorms National Park in
western Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
He stayed at Kincardine Castle
(kincardinecastle.com) and made
travel arrangements through
Cabela’s Signature Outdoors
(cabelas.com/soa). See more
of Dušan’s fine work at dusan.photoshelter.com.