UK Deer Stalking Seasons

Stalking Open Seasons in England & Wales:

Species & SexFrom:To:
Red StagsAugust 1stApril 30th
Red HindsNovember 1stMarch 31st
Sika StagsAugust 1stApril 30th
Sika HindsNovember 1stMarch 31st
Red/Sika Hybrid StagsAugust 1stApril 30th
Red/Sika Hybrid HindsNovember 1stMarch 31st
Fallow BucksAugust 1stApril 30th
Fallow DoesNovember 1stMarch 31st
Roe BucksApril 1stOctober 31st
Roe DoesNovember 1stMarch 31st
Chinese Water Deer Bucks & DoesNovember 1stMarch 31st
Muntjac Bucks & DoesThere 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

Stalking Open Seasons in Scotland:

Species & SexFrom:To:
Red StagsJuly 1stOctober 20th
Red HindsOctober 21stFebruary 15th
Sika StagsJuly 1stOctober 20th
Sika HindsOctober 21stFebruary 15th
Red/Sika Hybrid StagsJuly 1stOctober 20th
Red/Sika Hybrid HindsOctober 21stFebruary 15th
Fallow BucksAugust 1stApril 30th
Fallow DoesOctober 21stFebruary 15th
Roe BucksApril 1stOctober 20th
Roe DoesOctober 21stMarch 31st

Stalking Open Seasons in Northern Ireland:

Species & SexFrom:To:
Red StagsAugust 1stApril 30th
Red HindsNovember 1stMarch 31st
Sika StagsAugust 1stApril 30th
Sika HindsNovember 1stMarch 31st
Red/Sika Hybrid StagsAugust 1stApril 30th
Red/Sika Hybrid HindsNovember 1stMarch 31st
Fallow BucksAugust 1stApril 30th
Fallow DoesNovember 1stMarch 31st