There are six species of deer within the UK, namely Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Roe Deer, Chinese Water Deer and Muntjac.

At Fearann Eilean Iarmain we have Red and Roe.

Deer management is controlled to certain times of the year to coincide with breeding seasons – and are different in Scotland to the seasons in England and Wales.

The legal open seasons in Scotland for Red Deer and Roe Deer are as follows:

Red Deer Open Season

Stags – 1st of July to the 20th of October
Hinds – 21st of October to the 15th of February

Fearann Eilean Iarmain’s Red Deer Season

Stags- Generally we start taking guests out from the last week in September through to the 20th of October. However, we sometimes will take bookings in late August into early September.
Hinds- From the 21st of October to the end of January.

Roe deer Open Season

Bucks – 1st of April to the 20th of October
Does – 21st of October to the 31st of March

Fearann Eilean Iarmain’s Red Deer Season

We will take Roe deer bookings throughout their legal open seasons.

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