Deer Stalking is conducted over various farms, estates and landholdings within Suffolk & Norfolk in the UK and may be ground or high seat shooting. Quarry is Muntjac of which we have large numbers everywhere, Roe of which we have a good few but only in certain areas, Fallow again large numbers and Reds which are fairly numerous (East Anglian Reds are among the largest in the UK) again in certain areas. We also have large numbers of Chinese Water Deer (we have the perfect habitat here in the east) and these may also be considered quarry subject to the usual terms. Stalking is either morning and/or evening on agreed dates. Generally a maximum of four days stalking for a maximum of four rifles during any one trip/week is our limit.
All guns must carry public liability insurance and/or be members of a field sports organisation such as BASC (insurance included). Foreign visitors bringing their own guns to the UK must also have a Temporary Visitors Permit which we can arrange. Cancellation of any shooting is the responsibility of the individual but we can help arrange cancellation insurance if required. All stalkers whether using their own rifle or an ‘estate rifle’ will be required to prove proficiency on the range before stalking live quarry therefore arrival times need to be considered. Deer species will only be taken in season and with the minimum legal calibre rifle or above. All stalking whether ground or high seat is ‘guided’ and beasts are only to be shot as directed by the guide.
We also welcome newcomers to the sport but encourage them to visit for a whole day of one on one tuition, rifle handling and safety, shooting range targets to assess competence with perhaps a stalk in the evening. Respect for the quarry is paramount.
Please note that we shoot to the BASC Codes of Practice for Shooting. For more details on this please ask for a copy or contact BASC on-line.
DEER SHOOTING SEASONS IN ENGLAND
|Red Stags||August 01 – April 30|
|Red Hinds||Nov 01 – March 31|
|Sika Stags||August 01 – April 30|
|Sika Hinds||Nov 01 – March 31|
|Fallow Bucks||August 01 – April 30|
|Fallow Does||Nov 01 – March 31|
|Roe Bucks||April 01 – Oct 31|
|Roe Does||Nov 01 – March 31|
|CWD||Nov 01 – March 31|
|Muntjac||No Closed Season|
We always try to work with each individual hunter to give the best sporting opportunities possible and endeavor to help all deer stalkers have a worthwhile and enjoyable visit.
Should you have any questions please e-mail us.