PRICE $1,695

Macnab Challenge in Scotland

Are you ready for the ultimate hunting challenge. To complete a Macnab you must catch a salmon, shoot a red stag and bag a "brace of grouse" all on the same day - den ultimate test for any hunter! We can offer the full package including a professional fishing guide and all tackle.


  • The ultimate hunting challenge!
  • A really special hunting experience
  • The wonderful setting of Royal Deeside
  • Fantastic fishing in the River Dee
  • Recommended for experienced hunters and fishermen

4 days from $1,695

For something completely new, we have decided to revive the traditional Macnab Challenge in Scotland. We have entered into  a new, exciting collaboration with an estate in the stunning Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire. First one fishes for salmon in the River Dee, then hunt for a red deer and shoot  grouse in the highlands. Completing a Macnab is the ultimate challenge for a hunter in Scotland - one that really will put all your skills to the test!

The story behind the Macnab

The Macnab Challenge is based the novel ‘John Macnab’ written in 1925 by John Buchan. In the story of three bored friends decide to challenge three Highland estates - that under the common name of John Macnab, will remove a salmon or a red stag from them before returning it undetected.

 The modern Macnab Challenge is to catch a salmon, shoot a brace of grouse and a highland deer between sunrise and sunset in one day. We can offer a complete package including staying in one of the estate properties, a professional fishing guide and fishing tackle, hunting guide and dog handlers, in fact everything you need to give you the best chance of success.


The challenge can take place from the end of August to the middle of September.

Naturally we cannot give any guarantees of success, and you run the risk of not succeed for one reason or another, but these are the terms of the challenge. But what we can offer is the best framework and conditions for it to succeed, if you are willing to work for it. It is the perfect tour for those hunters who appreciate a challenge!


Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh or Aberdeen airport. Pick up you hire car and drive to your hotel in Royal Deeside 

Day 2: The challenge starts with fishing for salmon in the famous River Dee. On the first day you will be met by your professional fishing guide, who has prepared the fishing equipment, waders etc (the Luxury Package) For those who need it, the fishing will start with a couple of hours of casting instruction, that will give you a few tips and tricks to help you master the technique of using a fly rod. When, or if, you are lucky enough to land a salmon you will immediately be picked up by a gamekeeper from the estate who will take you up into the highlands where you will try for grouse before standing dogs. Here you must shoot 2 grouse to continue the challenge. When you have shot your “brace of grouse”, you continue by hunting for red deer until the last light of day.

Dag 3: Repeat of day 2 if you have not completed the challenge.  

Day 4: A day to relax, but it will be possible to book an extra day fishing, if you haven’t been lucky enough to complete the challenge on days 2 or 3. 

Day 5: Departure from the hotel after breakfast and drive to the airport for your flight home.

 One can choose between 2 different packages:

  • Standard package, where you bring along your own fishing tackle.
  • Luxury package, on hire of all fishing equipment is included

Trophy fees for red stag and grouse will be charged is you succeed in shooting them. They will be billed on the final invoice after you have returned home.

The price includes

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation inc. breakfast (double room)
  • 2 days fishing of the River Dee (Macnab program)
  • Hunting guide on the red stag hunt and dog handlers on the grouse shoot
  • The standard package includes:
    - Local ghillie / fishing guide
    - You must bring your own fishing tackle/waders etc.
  • The luxury package includes:
    - Hire of all fishing tackle/waders etc.
    - Professional fishing guide
    - 4 hour technique- and casting instruction
    - Tasty picnic lunch with drinks
  • All fees and licences 

Trophy fees for red stag and grouse billed separately if successful. 

The price does not include

  • Return flights to Aberdeen/Edinburgh
  • Car Hire (Price depends on size and no. of people)
  • All meals other than breakfast (available at the hotel)
  • Packed lunches and drinks while hunting (available at the hotel)
  • Single room supplement, $ 46 per day
  • Extra days fishing and tackle hire, $ 775
  • Trophy fees for red stag- and grouse:
    Red stag, $ 1.400,- each
    - Brace of grouse, $ 220 per brace
  • Weapon hire (recommended)
    - Rifle £40 pr. day
    - Shotgun £40 pr. day
  • Scottish weapons permit $ 140,- each (for own weapons)
  • Gratuities for guides (recommendation £50 pr. stag)
  • Boiling of trophy £40-75 pr. trophy (payable on site)
  • Packing and transport of trophies
  • EU-liability insurance $ 12,- pr. person (obligatory)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Everything else not listed under “the price includes”

Joakim Pedersen

Telephone: (+45) 63 21 10 26

Thomas M. Sørensen

Telephone: (+45) 63 21 43 00

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