Muntjac Deer (Muntiacus reevesi)

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Stalking muntjac can be frustrating, rewarding and challenging in equal measure. These labrador-sized deer take every advantage of their diminutive stature, squeezing into the smallest, most improbable hiding places wherever dense vegetation creates the opportunity.

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The 11th Duke of Bedford brought Reeves muntjac to Britain around the turn of the last century, establishing a herd at Woburn. Escapees and deliberate releases from Woburn, Whipsnade and other private collections helped to establish a naturalised population focused in south and central England and Wales.

Today muntjac are widespread throughout the rural landscape (individuals have even taken up residence in larger urban parks) wherever dense woodland and thick understorey suit their secretive lifestyle. Often the opportunity for a shot is in a narrow window of exposure as a deer moves from one impenetrable area two another.

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Their solitary habit may not give muntjac the eyes on the ground of fallow, but their skill in the art of camouflage means you’re as likely to be caught out by them as they are by you. When alerted to danger, they bark a loud alarm call that lets anything on four legs know your whereabouts…even when they aren’t the focus of a stalk. Several species of muntjac are known by the moniker ‘barking deer’ as they use this canine-style vocalisation to communicate with each other as well as signaling the alert.     Book Now
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Outside Days offers both cull and trophy stalking for Muntjac in Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Norfolk

Season

England and Wales

No close season

Scotland

No close season

KIT & CLOTHING

Stalking muntjac is undertaken primarily from a high seat. Therefore clothing should be suitable for prolonged spells of sitting still, but be layerable to also be comfortable on the move. Full camouflage is useful but not essential, dull neutral tones are essential to help you blend into your environment.
Footwear dependant on time of year, but good strong boots or wellingtons, ideally one which you can feel the ground beneath your feet with.
A pair of binoculars is always useful when stalking.

Rifle and Ammunition

Minimum calibre in England is 0.220 with a muzzle velocity exceeding 1000 Foot pounds and a bullet weight of 50 grains or more.
Calibre restrictions in Scotland are that the bullet must weigh at least 100 grains, have muzzle velocity of 2450 fps or higher and a min muzzle energy of 1750 foot pounds.

Group Size

All stalking is sold on a one to one basis unless otherwise requested

VISAS & LICENCES

Travelling to the UK from within the EU needs no visa
Travel from outside the EU may require a visa at the port of entry
You will need a licence to bring a gun into the UK and Outside Days can arrange visitor’s permits for you or provide rental guns on your arrival.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

None

INSURANCE

We require all our guests to have third party insurance, this can be obtained by membership to any of the British sporting organisations.

TIPS

It is standard practice to tip the stalker at the end of a day’s stalking. £20 is considered average but we believe the tip should also reflect how well you believe you have been looked after.

CURRENCY

GBP sterling

TIME ZONE

GMT

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