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Can I shoot muntjac with No.3 shot?

Muntjac are deer and are therefore protected by the Deer Act which prohibits the use of any smooth-bore gun, except in very specific circumstances.

If you find a deer caught in a fence, injured by dogs or hit by a car, you could use a shotgun to end its suffering but otherwise you should use a proper deer rifle.

This means, in England and Wales at least a .240 calibre and in Scotland, where no calibre is mentioned, a bullet of at least 100 grains which effectively also means .240 minimum.

  1. 1. Shooting foxes and rabbits - legal calibres do not apply
  2. 2. Can I shoot muntjac with No.3 shot?
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