‘Game’ is the word used to describe animals and birds that are
traditionally hunted for food. It falls into two categories: ‘feathered’
Game is wild, natural and free range with a distinctive flavour.
It is also an economical alternative to other meat products, especially at the height of the season.
British game travels less far from farm to shop so regardless of how
carbon footprints are calculated it self-evidently has a lower carbon
Choosing British means supporting British farmers whose work helps to keep the British countryside the way we want it to look.
Game can only be shot during specific times of the years and a basic
guide to the shooting seasons is given below. However, increasingly
frozen game meat is available year round.