Shooting - Deer Stalking

Deer on Exmoor

Deer Stalking

Deer can cause considerable damage to farm and timber crops as well as to natural heritage interests, especially where their numbers exceed the available food supply. To reduce damage and to ensure that the population remains balanced and healthy, deer stalkers primarily use rifles to cull individual animals. The cull will focus on females to reduce the number of offspring produced. Any old or weak deer will be taken as a priority. Deer stalking is a specific skill and responsible deer stalkers will have a good understanding about the shoot location, safety and legal aspect.

When: dawn / dusk
Where: woodlands / field margins
Equipment: rifle and scope, sound moderator, binoculars 
Notes: a stalker will be present on the shoot

Find out about Exmoor Deer from Exmoor National Park


who offer Shooting

Hescott Shoot

There has been a shoot at Hescott for over 30 years. Offering between 10 and 12 days shooting each season with bags of between 30 and 40. There is always a sprinkling of woodcock and previous bags have included the odd snipe or duck.

Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park is a Relais & Chateaux property, situated in an idyllic location of Dartmoor National Park. Refurbished in 2006, with 24 luxurious bedrooms, this stunning country house hotel is a luxurious country retreat offering the perfect mix of country sports, fine dining and sublime accommodation.

Cornish Clay Shooting Services

All shooting and safety equipment is provided, I supply and use different types and makes of shotguns and different calibres to cater for both sexes, the younger generation is also catered for.

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