Hunting in United Kingdom

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25 hunting trips from 5 outfitters starting from $207

25 hunts
$207 starting from
10 animals
5469km to the nearest trip

Why United Kingdom

Hunting in United Kingdom: Classic Deer Stalking

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

Hunting in United Kingdom: Upland Birds

Upland Birds

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

Hunting in United Kingdom: Tradition and Culture

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
  • 3. Hunting
  • 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.

Upon arrival

Most hunters arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Your outfitter should make arrangements to assist you if you are clearing firearms upon entry.

Hunting

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.

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Management Hunt 1x1

Management Hunt 1x1 United Kingdom

November is the start of the culling season in the UK, we invite you join us at this experience! All client(s) are required to zero their rifle(s) prior to the hunt. This package is only available for hunters who have prior rifle hunting experience or own their own deer stalking rifles. If you are a novice to deer stalking please check out our courses on Book Your Hunt.

Trip duration: 1 - 2 days

Hunting season: 1 Nov 2021 15 Mar 2022

Daily rate fee $276 for 1 day, 1 hunter
Fallow Deer Stalking

Fallow Deer Stalking United Kingdom

Fallow deer are the only species living wild in the UK who grow palmate antlers. This makes them unique here when all their cousin species have conventional spikes and tines. They rut in October and make a groaning almost benching like sound. A TYPICAL DAY: On the day, the RDV is made either at the accommodation or directly on the grounds, either on or before first light. Your guide will give a safety briefing and any advice from experiences as well as etiquette and best practices. A shooting competency test on to a target emulating real shooting situations may be carried out for novices prior to your booking. This can allow you to familiarise yourself with the estate rifle and help us gauge what scenarios to go for on the day. Once we are ready to go, with the wind in the right direction and the plan in mind, your guide will keep a look out and scout for any animal movements as we stealthily advance. When a deer of appropriate description presents itself, you will be guided and advised to a position in which you can safely take the shot, whether that be standing and off of shooting stick, in a high seat from a hide or laying prone on the ground. You must reload the rifle without delay and observe the situation until it becomes clear. Your guide will advise on what to do from there onward. Each outing usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the objective, cull plan and success. The carcasses are taken to a chilled facility, and you are free to visit the area or catch up on some sleep for a few hours. The evening outings are usually similar to the morning’s, but we can sometimes take you to another property, use a different method or for an alternative quarry. For best results we aim to get going two to three hours before the daylight is gone. We can offer mixed outings on different species, we can also combine deer stalking with pigeon shooting on the same day, depending on seasonality and daylight hours.

Trip duration: 1 - 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Aug 2021 30 Apr 2022

Price from $655 for 1 day, 1 hunter
Management Hunt 2x1

Management Hunt 2x1 United Kingdom

November is the start of the culling season in the UK, we invite you join us at this experience! All client(s) are required to zero their rifle(s) prior to the hunt. A ‘2x1 management hunt’ is a hunt whereby there are TWO hunters led by ONE guide. A maximum of two hunters are required to book this package hunt. This package is only available for hunters who have prior rifle hunting experience or own their own deer stalking rifles. If you are a novice to deer stalking please check out our courses on Book Your Hunt.

Trip duration: 1 - 2 days

Hunting season: 1 Nov 2021 15 Mar 2022

Daily rate fee $290 for 1 day, 2 hunters
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