Deer Stalking Season 

See Below for the Deer stalking season for England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Island.

Species Sex England, Wales &
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Red
Stags Aug 1st – April 30th July 1st – Oct 20th
Hinds (E&W)(NI) Nov 1st – Mar 31stNov 1st – Feb 28th Oct 21st – Feb 15th
Fallow
Bucks Aug 1st – April 30th Aug 1st – April 30th
Does (E&W)(NI) Nov 1st – Mar 31stNov 1st – Feb 28th Oct 21st – Feb 15th
Sika
Stags Aug 1st – April 30th July 1st – Oct 20th
Hinds (E&W)(NI) Nov 1st – Mar 31stNov 1st – Feb 28th Oct 21st – Feb 15th
Roe not currently found in Northern Ireland
Buck April 1st – Oct 31st April 1st – Oct 20th
Does Nov 1st – Mar 31st Oct 21st – Mar 31st
Red/Sika Hybrids
Stags Aug 1st – April 30th July 1st – Oct 20th
Hinds (E&W)(NI) Nov 1st – Mar 31stNov 1st – Feb 28th Oct 21st – Feb 15th
Chinese water Deer (only found in England)
Bucks Nov 1st – Mar 31st
Does Nov 1st – Mar 31st
Muntjac (see below) (not currently found in NI)
All year round
There is no statutory closed season for this species. It is recommended that when culling female muntjac immature or heavily pregnant does are selected to avoid leaving dependent young.

 

For any more information regarding the Deer Stalking Season please contact UK Deer Management