An Introduction to Deer Stalking

Here is an opportunity to learn about stalking Fallow deer in the High Weald of the Kent and Sussex county borders. DeerStalker offers the chance for the novice stalker to benefit from an afternoon/evening outing on one of the more picturesque estates in south-east England.

I very much regret that, due to existing bookings, it is very unlikely that I will be able to offer any further stalking opportunities for the 2018-2019 stalking season

Our Stalking Estate is predominantly managed woodland, both deciduous and conifer; but this ideal deer territory also encompasses large fields of registered organic cereal crops mixed with substantial areas of grass. All-in-all, an ideal environment for deer!

A regular morning stalking session would start just before daylight, with up to one hour sitting in a high seat or other vantage point. After that, approximately a further three hours are spent ‘walking-stalking’. The afternoon/evening sessions operate in reverse: around three hours ‘walking-stalking’, ending up with the last hour of daylight sitting up. This is the usual format, but if stalkers prefer more or less time in high seats, that can certainly be accommodated. The ‘Introduction to Deer Stalking’ will always take place in the afternoon/evening.

The Introduction to Deer Stalking‘ 

  • meet up to discuss deer, stalking, rifles, optics, ammunition and other relevant facets
  • adjourn to the range, where you have the opportunity to shoot with a stalking-calibre rifle
  • we then go stalking with, hopefully, the chance to shoot a cull fallow deer

Typically this initial Introduction will last about 6 hours, at a cost of £ 200. However, if there is any other format that you would like to propose, please feel free to contact DeerStalker

To date, over 160 people have successfully stalked their first ever deer under my guidance!

Gift Vouchers  –  an ideal Birthday or Christmas present for that ‘special someone’ with a love for the outdoors  –  & a perfect way of introducing people to the sport of Deer Stalking!

The carcass remains the property of The Estate; however the stalker has first option to purchase it.
Our current venison price is £ 3.50 per kilo (larder weight).
Stalking Seasons:

Fallow BucksAugust 1stApril 30th
Fallow DoesNovember 1stMarch 31st
The Rut - Usually!end of Septembermid November

I do get booked up well in advance, so please note that it may not be possible to book a stalking date any time soon after your initial enquiry.In keeping with the best principles of ethical deer management, the DeerStalker stalking programmes offer you the chance to stalk cull animals. From time to time we do take large bucks; but we are not after ‘trophies’, so any particularly good bucks are left to help improve the quality of the local herds.