THE SHOOTING OPEN SEASON

Season Starts              GAME BIRDS AND WILDFOWL              Season Ends


12 August.......................................Grouse......................................10 December
12 August........................................Snipe..........................................31 January
12 August.....................................Ptarmigan.....................................10 December
20 August.....................................Black game..,.................................10 December
1 September..................................Partridge........................................1 February
1 September...........................Woodcock(Scotland............................31 January
1 September......................Wild Duck & geese (inland).....................31 January
1 September..........Wild Duck & Geese (below High water)..........20 February
1 October.....................................Pheasant..........................................1 february
1 October....................................Capercaillie.....................................31 January
1 October.....................Woodcock (England & Wales)...................31 January



Scotland                                     DEER                                  England & Wales

1 Jul - 20 OCT ..............................Red Stags..................................1 Aug - 30 Apr
21 Oct - 15 Feb.............................Red Hinds............................1 Nov - 28/29 Feb
1 Aug - 30 Mar.............................Fallow Buck.................................1 Aug - 30 apr
21 Oct - 15 Feb.............................Fallow Doe..............................1 Nov - 28/9 Feb
1 May - 20 Oct.................................Roe Buck....................................1 Apr - 31 Oct
21 Oct - 28/29 Feb...........................Roe Doe.............................1 Nov - 28/29 Feb
1 Aug - 30 Apr.................................Sika stags..................................1 Aug - 30 Apr
21 Oct - 15 Feb..............................Sika Hinds............................1 Nov - 28/29 Feb

Most hunting is either prohibited or frowned upon on Christmas Day


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