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Game seasons

Most wild game is only available during the shooting seasons, which vary from animal to animal. Here are the seasons for the main types of game.

  • Grouse 12 August to 10 December
  • Pheasant 1 October to 1 February
  • Partridge 1 September to 1 February
  • Ducks and geese 1 September to 31 January
  • Hare 1 August to 29 February
  • Red deer stags 1 August to 30 April (England, Wales, Northern Ireland), 1 July to 20 October (Scotland)
  • Red deer hinds 1 November to 28 February (England, Wales, Northern Ireland), 21 October to 15 February (Scotland)
  • Fallow bucks 1 August to 30 April
  • Fallow does 1 November to 28 February (England, Wales, Northern Ireland), 21 October to 15 February (Scotland)
  • Roe bucks 1 April to 31 October (England, Wales), 1 April to 20 October (Scotland)
  • Roe does 1 November to 28 February (England, Wales), 21 October to 31 March (Scotland)
 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 

 

 

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