Deer Stalking in the UK

Deer numbers in the UK are estimated to be at an all time high.

Polls indicate that approximately 74,000 motor vehicle accidents involving deer occurred in the UK last year.

Deer are by nature prolific breeders and if numbers are not managed carefully they will not only become an increasingly dangerous traffic issue but also may become more susceptible to starvation and disease.

For many people deer stalking is a sporting activity, but it is also necessary to protect agricultural crops and forestry and indeed the long term survival of the deer.

Deer stalking and selective herd culling are the only real means available to manage the 6 wild species of deer in the UK: Red Deer, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer.

Guided stalking and professional selective culling is undertaken during the buck and doe seasons, usually under the supervision of a professional guide or estate deer management officer.

Deer seasons for stags/bucks and hinds/does are shown on our UK Game Calendar 

British Country Sports offers deer stalking packages throughout all regions of the UK. Contact our Sporting Concierge for details at or

+44 (0) 203 642 2251.

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