Why United Kingdom
Classic Deer Stalking
Stalking red deer in the Scottish Highlands is one of the world’s most classic hunts. Many other varieties of deer are abundant throughout the UK as well
The UK, especially Scotland, is home to some of the finest (and often most expensive) wing shooting in the world. Driven hunts for grouse and pheasant are wildly popular as are walk-up hunts with dogs
Tradition and Culture
The traditions of the hunt that began in the highlands and moors of the UK have spread throughout much of the world as a result of British influence. Hunters visiting the UK today often stay in castles, eat traditional fare, and explore the same highlands and moors that hunters have trod for centuries
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About hunting in United Kingdom
Hunting deer on foot, known as “stalking,” is a long and storied tradition in the UK. England, Scotland and Wales are home to a wide variety of deer species, including native red deer, fallow deer, and roe deer, as well as a host of introduced deer species from around the world, including sika deer, Pere David deer, hog deer, muntjac, and Chinese water deer. Feral goats can also be hunted in the Scottish Highlands. Bird shooting is longstanding tradition throughout the UK, and driven shoots for pheasants and grouse on managed estates can produce bags of hundreds of birds. Almost all hunting in the UK is conducted on large estates which are managed intensively to promote and sustain well-balanced wildlife and gamebird populations.
What you need to know
1. Planning your trip
2. Upon arrival
4. After the hunt
Planning your trip
Visas and Firearms
Citizens of the USA, Canada, and EU countries do not need a visa to visit UK for tourism. British Firearm Certificates are a temporary import permit required for bringing your own firearms to the UK; work with your outfitter to ensure that your permit is in order. Loaner firearms can also be arranged on most estates.
Most hunters arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Your outfitter should make arrangements to assist you if you are clearing firearms upon entry.
Hunting in the UK is all about tradition, and you're expected to look the part. Wear your Hereford cap and Wellingtons, and don't forget your rain gear, as it is almost always wet and misty, especially in the Highlands.
After the hunt
Most big-game hunts are priced according to the antler size of the game harvested. Because game is privately owned and subject to intensive management, estates have differing rules regarding trophy preparation following the hunt, so discuss this with your outfitter before you go.
Top hunts All hunts (24)
October 4th - Driven Pheasant Hunt United Kingdom
Our exclusive experiences include three days of high quality driven bird hunting on privately owned estates in Southern Scotland with accommodation at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort. Arriving Sunday, and departing Saturday, your itinerary comprises of five days: one day of simulated game shooting, three days of quality driven bird hunting, a tour of Southern Scotland’s dramatic scenery, memorable gourmet dining experiences and six nights of luxury accommodation. Feast at a traditional Burn’s Supper, sample Scotland’s finest whiskies and enjoy the ultimate dining experience at Trump Turnberry’ s exclusive Chef’s Table. Each day’s hunting will have a bag expectancy of 200 - 400 high quality driven pheasants and partridges. Eight / nine hunters can be accommodated, and additional non-hunters / guests are most welcome.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 4 Oct 2020 10 Oct 2020
Deer Stalking Hunt United Kingdom
The package includes full day stalking of 2 outings (preferably an evening then following morning) including one Muntjac doe for a total price of £340 per person. All other animals fees are to be paid according to the price list. Total cost including overnight accommodation with breakfast would be £430 per person. The basic itinerary would be meeting in the afternoon, spend some time on the rifle range, stalk in the afternoon and then the following morning. Species by seasons: Muntjac deer - no closed season, do not cull bucks from mid - May though July while they are casting their antlers and then in velvet. Fallow buck open season is 1 August - 30 April Fallow doe open season is 1 November – 31 March Chinese Water Deer open season for bucks and does is 1 November - 31 March. Roe buck open season is 1 April - 31 October. Roe doe open season is 1 November – 31 March. Red stag open season is 1 August – 30 April Red hind open season is 1 November – 31 March.
Trip duration: 1 - 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Jun 2020 31 Mar 2021
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