SPECIES » England
The mystical species of Chinese water deer and muntjac, as well as the English red stag, sika stag, Père David’s deer, hog deer and roebuck, can be hunted.
THE ORDER OF THE DAY
Muntjac live in dense forests, and are hunted through a combination of ‘spot and stalk’ and stand hunting. One can choose to shoot either bucks or hinds. The fee varies according to the size of the antlers, and is calculated by taking the length of both and dividing it by two; this average length (normally between 5-10 cm) is then used as basis for a per centimetre fee.
Chinese water deer are hunted in large, open fields, and so you shoot from long distances. We have access to the best areas in England for CWD – last year we shot 22 gold medal animals!
English fallow/sika/red stag shooting can also be arranged at game enclosures, where you can shoot larger animals and, in some places, at a free game range; the best time of year for this is the end of October, during the rut. Under normal circumstances, one should not expect to be able to shoot larger trophy deer on free game ranges in England. Please contact us beforehand and inform us which type and size of trophy you are interested in.
THE HUNTING SEASON/ACCOMMODATION/EQUIPMENT
THE HUNTING SEASON
Roebuck: 20 April – 10 May; 20 July – 20 August
Chinese water deer: 1 November – 28 February
Sika/fallow/red stag: 1 September – 28 February
Accommodation is provided at a traditional bed and breakfast hotel, where breakfast is included.
Flying to London’s Heathrow airport; from here, the transfer to the hunting area takes approximately two hours.