These dates apply in England & Scotland unless otherwise stipulated. All dates are inclusive.
Game Bird Seasons
Pheasant: Oct 1 - Feb 1
Partridge: Sept 1 - Feb 1
Grouse: Aug 12 - Dec 10
Blackgame: Aug 20 - Dec 10
Snipe: Aug 12 - Jan 31
Woodcock (Scotland): Sept 1 - Jan 31
Woodcock (England): Oct 1 - Jan 31
Duck & Goose (inland): Sept 1 - Jan 31
Pigeon: All year
Local Shooting Calendar
March to May - Pigeon shooting over decoys.
April - Roe buck stalking starts.
July to August - Pigeon shooting over decoys.
August to November - Grouse shooting over pointers, walked-up and driven.
September to January - Driven partridges. Walked-up days for a variety of game. Duck flighting.
October to January - Driven pheasants. Walked-up days for a variety of game. Duck flighting.
All year - Roe deer stalking. Simulated game shooting.
Roe Deer Stalking - Scotland
Bucks: April 1 - Oct 20
Does: Oct 21 - Mar 31
Roe Deer Stalking - England
Bucks: April 1 - Oct 31
Does: Nov 1 - Feb 28