Hunting in England

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27 hunting trips from 7 outfitters starting from $187

27 hunts
$187 starting from
8 animals
3524mi to the nearest trip

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England lies on the island of Great Britain, in its south-eastern part, bordering Scotland in the north, and Wales in the west.

About hunting in England

England is the core part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and is often confused with the whole. It has a moderate climate, well suited for agriculture, and is known as the world's first industrial nation. As a result, most of the country’s territory represents an anthropogenic landshaft, with meadows, orchids, fields and even woods consciously created by humans. But in spite of that, the old hunting spirit lives on, and England has a lot to offer to lovers of the outdoors. Read more...

By the late XVIII - early XIX century, any Englishman who wanted to hunt, first needed to own a considerable tract of land, and then hire a small army of “gamekeepers” to guard the game from poachers. Hunters had to create opportunities for themselves, and a lot of thought and investment went into improvement of dog breeds, guns and equipment, and finally wildlife management. A Victorian or Edwardean “shooting preserve” could see, in one day, up to 4,500 pheasants killed by eight “guns” and 1,050 grouse shot by a single sportsman. While these records are a thing of the past, driven partridge and pheasant shooting, which relies on artificially reared and released partridge and pheasant, has been refined to a state of art and continues to be a highlight of English “field sports”. Woodpigeon, which has traditionally been seen as pest, not game, and as such can be shot year round, is a strong favorite with English hunters from all walks of life, and rabbits are so numerous that descriptions of shooting them sound more like work than like hunting. You can also get a taste of what English pointers and spaniels were bred for by following them in search of snipe, woodcock, and other birds. The coast of England serves as a wintering ground for numerous species of ducks and geese, and hunting them on the shorelines is a rough experience with an element or risk that will satisfy the most experienced waterfowler. If pheasant and partridge drives aren’t your idea of bird hunting, search for “mixed bag rough shooting” - this is what’s known as upland bird hunting in other parts of the world. Last but not the least, England can boast of as many as six species of deer - red, sika, fallow, roe, muntjac, and Chinese water deer. Interestingly enough, England is about the only place where a non-resident hunter can legally take a Reeve’s muntjac or a water deer - and it wouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Deer stalking hunts in England are affordable, and can be found within a short drive from London. Hide details

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You would be mistaken to think that hunting in England is a posh and formal affair that is only for the rich. The country is full of affordable and exciting opportunities for both recreational and meat hunting, and more and more residents of the United Kingdom discover the pleasures of the outdoor lifestyle, as well as nourishing themselves with organic, free-range, antibiotic-free and ethically sourced meat, each year.

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Muntjac Buck Hunting FULL PACKAGE

9.7 1 review
England, United Kingdom
Muntjac deer
Trip duration: 2 days
Season: 1 Nov 2024 - 1 Mar 2025
Package price
for 2 days, 1 hunter

Pigeon Shooting

9.4 22 reviews
England, United Kingdom
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Season: 1 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2025
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for 1 day, 1 hunter

Red and Roe Deer Stalking in Devon

9.8 15 reviews
England, United Kingdom
Red deer, Roe deer
Trip duration: 1 - 3 days
Season: 1 Sep 2023 - 30 Nov 2024
Daily rate fee
for 1 day, 1 hunter

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