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

Providers

who offer Shooting

Winsbere House

Winsbere House is an attractive family B&B set in pretty gardens with a large woodland garden at the rear, situated on the edge of Dulverton. Guests participating in all Country Sports are welcome.

Dorset Game Birds

The Dorset Game Birds formed in 2006 by four lady shots and now welcomes new members from across the County.

Prince Hall Hotel

Nestled among ancient hills at the end of an avenue of long established Beech trees, Prince Hall is the ultimate base from which to explore the walks and wilderness of Dartmoor National Park.

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