UK Shooting Seasons
Game and wild birds
These apply in England Scotland and
Blackgame 20th August - 10th December
Red Grouse 12th August - 10th December
Hare No close season bt may not be sold March-July
Partridge 1st September - 1st February
Pheasant 1st October - 1st February
Ptarmigan 12th August - 10th December
Common Snipe 12th August - 31st January
Wild geese and duck (below the High Watermark of ordinary Spring Tides)
1st September - 20th February
Elsewhere 1st September - 31st January
Golden Plover 1st September - 31st January
Shooting of game is restricted on Sundays and Christmas Day.
Red and Sika Stags 1st Aug. - 30th Apr. 1st July-20th Oct.
Red and Sika Hinds 1st Nov. - 28/ 29th Feb. 21st Oct. -15th Feb.
Red and Sika hybrids are as above
Fallow Bucks 1st August - 30th April 1st Aug-30th Apr.
Fallow Does 1st Nov- 28/ 29th Feb 21st Oct. - 15th Feb.
Roe Bucks 1st Apr. - 30th Oct. 1st Apr. - 20th Oct.
Roe Does 1st Nov. - 28/ 29th Feb 21st Oct. - 31st Mar.
Muntjac No Close Season
Chinese Water Deer No Close Season