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

Country Sports 4 All

Based at Bickleigh Castle in the lower reaches of the Exe valley between Tiverton and Exeter, Countrysports4all provides basic introductions, instruction and higher level training in all aspects of rural pursuits.

Wylye Valley Shooting

The main feature of the shooting ground is a high bank on one side, which runs from 40 feet to over 100 feet high. This lends itself to very interesting target presentations, unique to Wylye, and it can test the very best of shots.

Exmoor Safari

Here at Exmoor Safari we offer a selection of wildlife excursions and tours that are sure to captivate even the most avid of wildlife enthusiasts

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