Enjoy stalking of Roe, Fallow and Muntjac deer in the beautiful English countryside in our various estates in Royal Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
With all facilities provided and all skill levels welcome, from novice to experienced stalkers, our morning and afternoon stalks and various courses will give everyone the opportunity to further their experience in the art of deer stalking.
We stalk at dawn and dusk, depending on the time of year, weather conditions and season. Deer may change their normal activities at various times of the day and generally become more active during the daytime.
Our three estates are within reasonable distance of each other, meaning that if you wish, it is possible to go on a morning stalk at one location and an evening stalk at another.
The terrain is mixed on all three estates and we prepare bespoke stalks to cater for our clients’ personal preferences – for instance, we could go slowly and quietly on foot over rough mixed terrain of woodland and fields, or observe from rides or high seats. The high seat method is a favourite for photography and wildlife watching, making it possible to observe deer and other animals, undisturbed, in their normal habitat and displaying natural behaviour.
For clients who wish to experience camping out in the English countryside during their hunt, Tusk and Antler offers a unique and bespoke service in the summer period which coincides with the Roe Buck rut.
Our shooting estates are based in the counties of Royal Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, set in beautiful English countryside. Oliver Power manages the Roe, Fallow and Muntjac deer populations on several estates over a total area of 5,500 acres.
His main aim is to maintain and conserve a fit and healthy deer population whilst balancing this with the task of controlling the considerable damage that deer can do to woodland and cereal crops.
Oliver’s deer management programme adheres to governing laws and guidelines as well as professional and ethical control policies.
The ground covered is diverse, including various mixed mature and young plantations, along with established woodlands and open farming land. Royal Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, and the surrounding counties are scattered with old and fascinating cities, towns and villages, where you will find things to do to appeal to suit all interests, from bronze age barrows, Roman villas, historic houses and gardens, cathedrals and churches, museums, nature and wildlife activities, tours and first-class shopping.
There is a huge choice of accommodation available – from small, family-run B&B’s to 5-star hotels set in glorious countryside, or right in the centre of a city.
Road and rail links to our hunting areas are excellent, being situated near to the M4 and M40 motorways. We are 90 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport, two hours drive from Central London and, by rail from London Paddington, only one hour to Swindon.
The Estate Rifle we have available to hire, for clients, is the Blaser R8 in 6.5×55 calibre. It is mounted with iron sights and a Zeiss scope. Due to the rifle’s unique modular system, we can quickly adapt the rifle for either a left-handed or right-handed deer stalker. We only use factory manufactured ammunition in all our rifles. All rifles used are fitted with sound moderators.
When you borrow a rifle it is done so under the U.K.’s Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988, Section 16 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/45/section/16/enacted).
Deer Stalking Dates
|Fallow Bucks||Aug 1st – April 30th|
|Fallow Does||Nov 1st – Mar 31st|
|Roe Bucks||April 1st – Oct 31st|
|Roe Does||Nov 1st – Mar 31st|
|Muntjac||There is no statutory closed season for this species. It is recommended that when culling female muntjac, immature or heavily pregnant does are selected to avoid leaving dependent young.|
What We Offer
- Professionally qualified expert guide
- Over 25 years’ experience
- Morning/Evening deerstalks
- Collection from and return to your local accommodation included
- Deer stalk: A single morning or afternoon stalk can last for approximately 3 to 4 hours depending on the season and light.
- Beverages and snacks available, cooked meals available at additional cost
- Use of estate rifles – if required – at additional cost; estate rifle is a Blaser R8 in 6.5 x 55 and can be used by either a right or left handed stalker.
- Ammunition available at additional cost
- Taxidermy preparation (see Taxidermy)
- Our own outdoor shooting ranges
- Provision of binoculars, shooting sticks, clothing, camping facilities at additional cost
If you are bringing your own firearm, we can give advice and assist you with obtaining a Visitor’s Firearms Permit.
Taxidermy can be arranged upon request. Trophy deer can be measured by either a Rowland Ward or C.I.C. measurer, upon request. See Taxidermy.
Pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants, fast food all within close proximity.
Pick-up from destination if required (additional charges may apply depending on location).