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Hunting Season

The season starts with grouse, snipe, and ptarmigan then proceeds with other wildfowl and finishes with deer


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Scotland's delicious game season opens, as in the rest of Britain, on the so-called Glorious Twelfth–namely the twelfth of August. In particular, such game poultry as grouse, ptarmigan, and snipe kick off the season. September marks the beginning of partridge, woodcock, coot, golden plover, wild duck, and goose season. From October hunters are allowed to shoot pheasants and most deer species. The hunting season generally finishes in January or February, except ​one deer species–Roe Deer season runs to the end of March.

Choose Dunkeld, Aldourie, Crianlarich, Melrose, Ellon or Fort William to experience the best hunting options in Scotland.

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