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Deer Seasons:  These are the legal OPEN seasons for the United Kingdom

Species and gender England,Wales and Northern Ireland Scotland
Red and Red/Sika Hybrids
Stags Aug 1st - April 30th No closed season
Hinds Nov 1st - Mar 31st Oct 21st - Feb 15th
Fallow
Bucks Aug 1st - April 30th No closed season
Does Nov 1st - Mar 31st Oct 21st - Feb 15th
Sika
Stags Aug 1st - April 30th No closed season
Hinds Nov 1st - Mar 31st Oct 21st - Feb 15th
Roe
Bucks April 1st - Oct 31st No closed season
Does Nov 1st - Mar 31st Oct 21st - March 31st
Chinese Water Deer
Bucks and Does Nov 1st - Mar 31st  
Muntjac
No closed season Shoot only immature or heavily pregnant females as others may have dependant young at any time of year

Note! With effect from 21st October 2023, closed seasons for all male deer were abolished IN SCOTLAND ONLY.

Think about it first... it's OPTIONAL, not compulsory. Work to your cull plan otherwise, if you shoot all your bucks during the winter, you'll struggle to find any during the doe season.

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