UK Game hunting and shooting is governed by open and closed seasons under statutory law.

Here is a summary of the law for UK game species in order for you to plan your sport.

 

Game Birds

Grouse:   12 August – 10 December

Partridge:   1 September – 1 February

Pheasant:   1 October – 1 February

Duck and Geese:   1 September – 31 January

Woodcock:   1 October – 31 January

 

Deer

Red Deer Stags (Scotland):   1 July – 20 October

Red Deer Hinds (Scotland):   15 October – 15 February

Roe Deer Bucks (Scotland):   1  April – 20 October

Roe Deer Does (Scotland):   21 October – March 31

Roe Deer Bucks (England):   1  April – 31 October

Roe Deer Does (England):   1 November – 31 March

Chinese Water Deer:   1 November – March 31

Sika  Stags England:   1 August – 30 April

Sika Stags Scotland:   1 July – 20 October

Sika Hinds England:   1 November – 31 March

Sika Hinds Scotland:   21 October – 15 February

 

Spain

Partridges:   1 October – 31 March (Sunday shooting also permitted)

Upcoming events

Simulated Clay Days

Simulated Clay Days

Simulated game shooting, using a clay target, is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to drive game shooting.

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Woodcock recollections with Mark

Woodcock recollections with Mark

Mark has recently made some short film clips on his thoughts on the current state of field sports in the UK, some recollections of a day’s red deer stalking and a day’s walked up woodcock shooting on the Kinlochdamph Estate, Wester Ross.

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Red deer stalking with Mark

Red deer stalking with Mark

Mark has recently made some short film clips on his thoughts on the current state of field sports in the UK, some recollections of a day’s red deer stalking and a day’s walked up woodcock shooting on the Kinlochdamph Estate, Wester Ross.

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Spanish Red-legged Partridge

Spanish Red-legged Partridge

Fuentelfresno comprises of 15,000 contiguous hectares with fields of grain mix with vineyards, olive groves and hills spotted with ilex, rockrose, retama brush and rosemary…

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Fuentelfresno, near Madrid

Fuentelfresno, near Madrid

Spain is famous within shooting circles for its partridge shooting which extends beyond the end of the UK game shooting season.

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