Red Deer is one of the highlights of Scottish wildlife, particularly during the rutting season when stags fight with each other to win as many females for mating as possible. The clamour of deer rutting heard here and there across the Highlands evokes true excitement and intrigue. For those hoping for a closer look, Red Deer safaris allow you to witness the rutting rituals from a safe distance. The best places to observe rutting activity are the Isle of Arran in Ayrshire county, the isles of Jura and Rum in the Inner Hebrides, the area around Torridon hills and Lochaber, and also the Knoydart peninsula. Red deer rutting season runs between September and October.