England is a perfect destination for both trophy hunters and shotgun enthusiasts. England’s hunting districts are characterised by the many good roebuck, and the large populations of wood pigeons. For something more out of the ordinary, it is possible to hunt deer species here that are not normally found in European forests, namely sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer.
Many medal winning trophies are shot on our English districts every year, including several gold medals. The beautiful woodlands here are home to very good populations of game, and this in combination with the low trophy fees, make England ta very attractive destination for trophy hunters. We arranger roebuck hunts here from 1st April - to 31st October.
Are you passionate about wing shooting? If so, England is certainly for you. Several of our destinations here offer classical pigeon shoots. These pigeon shoots often take place in classical English farmland. The large fields, woods and copses that characterise the landscape provide an ideal habitat for the large population of pigeon found here. England is therefore a perfect destination for shotgun enthusiasts. We arrange pigeon shoots in the spring and autumn.
Do you already have many roebucks hanging on your wall? Or would you like to enjoy a change from your usual buck hunts? Over the years a range of different deer species have been introduced into the English countryside, species that are not normally found in the forests of Europe. Deer such as muntjac, sika, fallow and Chinese water deer. England can therefore offer the unique opportunity of hunting for a different, exciting trophy to hang on your wall at home. Typically we arrange hunts for these stags in the autumn, but please refer to the individual tours for more information.
Experience for yourself English hospitality, when after your hunt, you visit the surrounding villages. Here you will find plenty of cosy local pubs, serving great beer and tasty traditional dishes.
Scientific Name: Capreolus capreolus Subspecies: We have not included any of the subspecies of Capreolus capreolus, as the authors dissagree about their status as individual subspecies. Distribution: All of Europe except Ireland, Iceland, Southern Spain and Greece. Roe Deer populations are not common to the Mediterranean islands. Habitat: Roe Deer populations are found today in most terrain...Read more
Scientific Name: Hydropotes inermis Subspecies: None. Distribution: England and France. Habitat: Reed beds, grassland and bushy woodland. Description: Smaller deer weighing around 10-15 kg and measuring up to 55 cm over the shoulder. General colour yellowish brown in summer and greyish brown in winter. The Chinese Water Deer has no antlers, but upper canines greatly elongated to form tusks,...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus dama Subspecies: Mesopotamian Fallow Deer (C. d. mesopotamica) Distribution: The Fallow Deer originated from Asia Minor, but is found all over Europe today, either freely roaming or in fenced in areas. Habitat: Woodland with dense undergrowth often in the immediate vicinity of pasture land. The Fallow Deer prefers open land. Description: Large deer weighing around...Read more
Scientific Name: Elaphyrus davidianus Subspecies: None. Distribution: England (introduced from China) Habitat: Swamps and other wetland areas, preferably with tall rushes and reeds. Description: Large deer weighing around 250-300 kg and measuring up to 125 cm over the shoulder. General colour greyish brown summer and winter. The antlers are heavily and irregularly branched. Hunting method:...Read more
Scientific Name: Columba plumbus Subspecies: 6 subspecies are recognised: European wood pigeon (C. palumbus palumbus), Azores wood pigeon (C. palumbus azorica), Asian wood pigeon (C. palumbus casiotis), North African wood pigeon (C. palumbus excelsa), Iranian wood pigeon (C. palumbus iranica), Maderian wood pigeon (C. palumbus maderensis) Distribution: Abundant all year round in western Europe,...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus Subspecies: We recognise the following subspecies for Europe: East European Red Deer (C.e. montanus) Corsican Red Deer (C.e. corsicanus) Distribution: Red Deer is found in most European countries. Habitat: Woodland, pasture land, wetlands and moorland. Is found in lowlands as well as on high ground and in mountains. Description: Large deer weighing around...Read more
Scientific Name: Muntiacus reevesi Subspecies: None. Distribution: Southern China. (Introduced into southern England at the turn of the century). Habitat: Dense undergrowth. Description: Small deer weighing up to 12 kg and measuring up to 46 cm over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 85 cm without tail. General colour reddish brown in summer and greyish brown in winter. The face...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus timorensis Subspecies: 1. Cervus t. timorensis: Timor (introduced on to the Hermit- and Ninigo Island in the Bismarck Archipelago). 2. Cervus t. moluccensis: The Molukkas 3. Cervus t. macassaricus: Celebes and neighboring islands. 4. Cervus t. djonga: The Muna- and Buron Islands. 5. Cervus t. floresiensis: Flores, Lombok, Komodo and neighboring islands. 6. Cervus t....Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus nippon Subspecies: Manchurian Sika (Cervus n. manchuricus) Distribution: Ireland, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. Habitat: Prefers dense woodland. Description: Medium sized der weighing around 100-130 kg and measuring up to110 cm over the shoulder. General colour brown with distinct white spots in summer, greyish brown...Read more
Scientific Name: Ovis aries Subspecies: The Soay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep, descended from a population of feral sheep on the Scottish island of Soay. Distribution: Introduced from the Isle of Soay to a number of other sites in the United Kingdom. Habitat: n/a Description: Physically similar to the wild ancestors of domestic sheep. Smaller than modern sheep, commonly blonde or dark...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus duvauceli Subspecies: 1. Cervus d. duvauceli: Northern India in Assam and along the Ganges. 2. Cervus d. branderii: Central India. 3. Cervus d. ranjitsinhi: Northern Bengal and Assam. 4. Cervus d. schomburgki: Central Thailand. Most authors consider this subspecies extinct, but scattered populations are assumed to still exist in the swamps of central Thailand. Habitat:...Read more
The Bedfordshire countryside is typical English farmland in character, with meadows, hedgerows and woodland. You can drive along winding roads between charming small towns and villages, now and again passing by some of the many stately homes and manor houses found in the region. The locals are also very friendly and welcoming here. All in all, the district is well worth a visit! The district can...Read more
This district is only a 3-4 hour drive from London. It is located in Devon, near the town of Honiton, and covers a total area of 12.000 ha. in some places this district is very hilly, while in other parts the landscape is more gentle with rolling hills. There are small woodlands and copses, but most of the area is typically farmland, with plenty of hedgerows, which are of great importance for...Read more
The hunt primarily takes place over large areas of farmland belonging to some of the large estates in the area, with a total area of ca. 4.-5,000 ha. The districts employs 4 gamekeepers.Read more
In Oxfordshire we have access to a good roebuck district of some 20,000 ha. just to the south of Oxford itself. Every year around 75-100 bucks are taken here, around half of which are of medal winning standard, with as many as 15-20 gold medals amongst them! In other words it a great place to hunt for a medal winning trophy. A 500 g. trophy costs around €1,350- , a very attractive...Read more
In the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire, only a 1 hour drive from London, we can offer hunting in a really good district. A total area of 12.000 ha is available for hunting, divided up between a number of different estates and farms. Oxfordshire is a classic English farming area, where you will find large open fields, separated by hedgerows and woodland. Here we can offer pigeon shoot in...Read more
The estate covers 30,000 hectares and employs 4 full-time gamekeepers. In partnership with the estate we have been able to arrange a very attractive fixed price package offer, which includes 3 bucks of any size per hunter. In addition to roebuck hunting, the estate is also well known for its good pigeon hunts, which we can of course also offer, and would be very pleased to give you a concrete...Read more
We have been working with our partner in Oxfordshire for a number of years. He has plenty of experience of hunting roebuck, and over the years has guided a lot of different hunters to a good roebuck here. Visiting hunters have a great chance of shooting a really good trophy, the habitat here is perfect for roe deer, and many medal winning trophies are taken here every year. Hunting is guided...Read more
We have had a good working relationship with our loyal partner Ian Alexander at Raby for over 20 years. The hunt organization here is highly professional. Our partner offers very good roebuck hunts. He takes great pride in giving our guests a really good hunting experience, which our hunters thoroughly enjoy time and time again. Ian himself is a dedicated roebuck hunter, and is full of energy. It...Read more
The district’s head gamekeeper has great experience of hunting both roebuck and sika stags. He ensures the the hunt is always carried out professionally and that our hunters enjoy the most optimal conditions for hunting available. Over the years the head gamekeeper has had many satisfied customers, who have taken home many good trophies from this district.Read more
We have worked together with the hunt manager in this district for many years. He has a wealth of experience in pigeon shooting and rifle hunting and you hunters visiting here make good use of both his enthusiasm and great experience. The hunting here is well worth a visit! Roger can offer hunting for muntjac in a number of districts, and these hunts can be combined with pigeon shooting. It is...Read more
When our former here partner, the legendary Brian Turner decided to retire, a new younger player came forward, who wanted to carry on this hunt in the same spirit as before. Generally speaking, all our hunters visiting here are really happy about the hunting in this district, which is set in a really charming landscape. These beautiful surroundings, combined with a good population of roe deer...Read more
Our partner Paul Childerley, who is based in Bedfordshire, organizes fantastic pigeon shoots. The guide who takes care of our visiting hunters is a real expert when it comes to pigeons, and has plenty of expertise in hunting them. Furthermore Paul has access to some of the very best districts for Chinese water deer and fallow deer. The population of Chinese water deer in Paul’s districts is...Read more