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Deer Stalking

It's the excitement of not knowing what's around the next corner

Deer have been pursued in the British countryside for centuries for both sport and food, with the UK now being home to six species of deer, with only the Red deer and Roe deer being truly indigenous. Fallow deer were almost certainly introduced by the Normans, whilst three Asiatic species; Muntjac, Chinese water deer, and Sika deer arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries gaining access to the British countryside having escaped from various deer parks.

William Powell Sporting is delighted to work throughout the UK with some of the most prestigious stalking Estate’s in provide stalking experiences clients will never forget. We are delighted to offer stalking from the south coast up to the highlands of Scotland for all six deer spices, with these experiences either being solely for Deer Shooting, or as part of a wider sporting adventure. Whether you are an experienced stalker or looking to take your first deer we will be delighted to assist you with any interest you may have.


Species Sex Open Season
England & Wales
Open Season
Scotland
Red Deer Stag (Male) 1 Aug – 30 Apr 1 Jul – 20 Oct
Hind (Female) 1 Nov – 31 Mar 21 Oct – 15 Feb
Sika Stag (Male) 1 Aug – 30 Apr 1 Jul – 20 Oct
Hind (Female) 1 Nov – 31 Mar 21 Oct – 15 Feb
Fallow Buck (Male) 1 Aug – 30 Apr NA
Doe (Female) 1 Nov – 31 Mar NA
Roe Buck (Male) 1 Apr – 31 Oct 1 Apr – 20 Oct
Doe (Female) 1 Nov – 31 Mar 21 Oct – 31 Mar
Chinese Water Deer Buck (Male) 1 Nov – 31 Mar NA
Doe (Female) 1 Nov – 31 Mar NA
Muntjac Buck (Male) No Close Season NA
Doe (Female) No Close Season NA
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