The Butchers Block, York

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Game Calendar

Game Calendar

A number of species can only be legally shot between certain dates of the year (the open season). The table below list’s the dates applicable to England. Please read the disclaimer at the foot of the table.

Open Season Calendar

Species Date
Roe (Buck) Apr 1 to Oct 31
Red Deer (Stag) Aug 1 to Apr 30
Sika (Stag) Aug 1 to Apr 30
Fallow deer (Buck) Aug 1 to Apr 30
Grouse Aug 12 to Dec 10
Ptarmigan Aug 12 to Dec 10
Common Snipe Aug 12 to Jan 31
Black Grouse Aug 20 to Dec 10
Partridge Sep 1 to Feb 1
Coot/Moorhen Sep 1 to Jan 31
Golden Plover Sep 1 to Jan 31
Duck (Inland) Sep 1 to Jan 31
Duck (Below spring high water mark) Sep 1 to Feb 20
Goose (Inland) Sep 1 to Jan 31
Goose (Below spring high water mark) Sep 1 to Feb 20
Pheasant Oct 1 to Feb 1
Woodcock Oct 1 to Jan 31
Roe (Doe) Nov 1 to Feb 28 or 29
Red Deer (Hind) Nov 1 to Feb 28 or 29
Sika (Hind) Nov 1 to Feb 28 or 29
Fallow deer (Doe) Nov 1 to Feb 28 or 29
Chinese water deer Nov 1 to Feb 28 or 29

Please note, the dates listed above are accurate to the best of our knowledge and supplied purely as an indication to the availability of fresh produce. The Butchers Block limited cannot be held responsible for its accuracy. In addition to the dates listed above, in England it is an offence to hunt game on Sundays and Christmas Day.