The smallest of Britain’s native deer, roe produce some of the most prized trophy stalking. This adaptable species thrives across a variety of habitats from thick woodland to open fields – a common sight where populations are dense. The connection with the countryside is one of the integral attractions of a roe stalk, as the world wakes up and goes to sleep around you.
In a cautionary tale, roe deer were extinct in England by the turn of the 19th century. Pushed to the brink by overshooting and the reduction of the forestry on which they depended in favour of
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Outside days offers both cull and trophy roe stalking in Hampshire, Somerset and Scotland
England and Wales
Bucks: 1st April -31st October
Does: 1st November – 31st march
Bucks: 1st April – 20th October
Does: 21st October – 31st March
KIT & CLOTHING
Stalking roe can be undertaken both on foot and 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 0.240 developing a muzzle velocity in excess of 1700 FPS
Calibre restrictions in Scotland are that the bullet must weigh at least 50 grains, have muzzle velocity of 2450 fps or higher and a min muzzle energy of 1000 foot pounds.
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.
We require all our guests to have third party insurance, this can be obtained by membership to any of the British sporting organisations.
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.