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Deer - Open Seasons - UK - Hunting

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Species/sex

England and Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Red

Stag

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Jul 1 - Oct 20

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Hind

Nov 1 - Mar 31

Oct 21 - Feb 15

Nov 1 - 28/29 Feb

Fallow

Buck

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Doe

Nov 1 - Mar 31

Oct 21 - Feb 15

Nov 1 - 28/29 Feb

Sika

Stag

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Jul 1 - Oct 20

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Hind

Nov 1 - Mar 31

Oct 21 - Feb 15

Nov 1 - 28/29 Feb

Roe

Buck

Apr 1 - Oct 31

Apr 1 – Oct 20

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Doe

Nov 1 – Mar 31

Oct 21 - Mar 31

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Red/sika hybrids

Stag

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Jul 1 - Oct 20

Aug 1 - Apr 30

Hind

Nov 1 - Mar 31

Oct 21 - Feb 15

Nov 1 - 28/29 Feb

Chinese water deer

(only found in England)

Buck

Nov 1 - Mar 31

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Doe

Nov 1 - Mar 31

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Muntjac **

(only found in England and Wales)

All year round

** There is no statutory close season for this species. It is recommended that when culling female muntjac, immature or heavily pregnant does are selected to avoid leaving dependent young.


 This information is correct as of 01/11/2011 - For up to date info on this please see this BASC page. This info was used with the kind permission of http://www.basc.org.uk/

 

 

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