Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)



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.
Roe are most active at either end of the day, making summer stalks very much the demesne of the committed and the morning chorus. Late mornings and early evenings may make winter stalks more appealing to the lay abeds, but combine thinner cover and less daylight with more roe eyes to watch your approach and they remain a challenging stalk.
Solitary in summer, roe tend to form small groups in winter.

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

development, roe struggled on in wooded pockets of Scotland. Victorian reintroductions and the 20th century passion for reforestation have seen the secure reestablishment of roe to abundant numbers requiring considered management. Book Now

Fact File

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


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.

Group Size

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


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.


GBP sterling


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