Where to hunt Fallow Deer
Fallow deer originated in south-west Asia, and from there has been introduced by people almost all over the world. It’s a near perfect “park deer” species – beautiful to behold, easily adapting to people, and not quite so damaging to forestry as other deer species. Escapees from deer parks formed free-ranging populations, and the species is popular with game ranchers and game farmers all over the world. You can hunt fallow deer across Europe, in the USA and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and even South Africa.
The most affordable fallow deer hunts are cull or management type hunts. They start at about $200, and are a perfect opportunity to experience the classic European hunts without paying a small fortune. European outfitters typically charge a daily rate and a trophy fee over it, which is sometimes calculated by a complex formula and may run into many thousand dollars. However, you can find a flat fee trophy fallow deer hunt in the neighborhood of $3,000 or thereabouts, especially in the New World. The most expensive fallow deer hunts are package deals that include trophies of a number of other species, such as red deer, tahr, blackbuck, etc.
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When to hunt Fallow Deer?
As a game park or game ranch animal, fallow deer can be hunted pretty much a year round. Wild fallow deer populations in Europe are typically hunted in September to December and January. Early autumn is usually the best time to hunt a fallow deer (in the southern hemisphere, that would be March to July).
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The most popular way of hunting fallow deer is spot-and-stalk. Hunters are usually accompanied by a guide or gamekeeper, who will not only show where the game is, and how to stalk it, but estimate the trophy size. The hunter and the guide walk quietly around the area, trying to locate animals and approach them. Fallow deer can be very active in daytime where they aren’t too disturbed by humans, which helps things. Calling can also be used during the rut. Hunting from high seats, driven hunts, and hunting with dogs are also practiced.
Why hunt Fallow Deer?
Fallow deer owe their survival as a species to humans. Most of their immediate relatives, including the Irish Elk, died out, but humans introduced fallow deer to the Mediterranean as early as in Neolith (obviously not just to look at them), and have been preserving them ever since. In fact, fallow deer numbers today are so high, they do a lot of damage to the very parks they are supposed to decorate. Since it’s not a very good idea to reintroduce big predators into densely populated European countries, fallow deer herds need to be managed – which is another word for “hunted”. Cull and management hunts are a good way to introduce beginners into the sport – and fill the freezer with delicious, healthy and organic meat. Walking quietly through forests and fields in the morning mist, looking out for the graceful silhouettes of the animals is a classic European experience, and the unusually palmated antlers of fallow deer will make a lasting memory of the chase.
1:1 Free-range Plains Game Hunt South Africa
FREE RANGE HUNTING AT ITS BEST Most of our hunting is done in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. We offer over 30 hunting species here. The landscapes here vary from steep valleys and large mountains to open plains with an abundance of animals. We operate from a few different areas in the Eastern Cape depending on which species you are hunting. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.
Trip duration: 8 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
Trophy Fallow Buck United States
We are a family run ranch located on the western edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our goal is to be a premier trophy hunting and family outdoor experience destination for a limited number of clients. With exceptional game, experienced guides, and first class accommodations and service, we are the ultimate place for a Texas-sized adventure. Come create memories that will last a lifetime! We have a limited number of excellent mature Fallow bucks available. You won't find many ranches in Texas that have this value for trophy Fallow deer. This hunt package is for one trophy Fallow buck, 2 days and 2 nights lodging, all meals, and 1:1 guide service. This hunt package incudes; 1 Trophy Fallow Buck $150 per day Non-hunting guest accompanying a paid hunter. We support getting our youth involved in the outdoors. They are the future of hunting. This fee is waived for a youth under the age of 16 accompanying their parent on a paid hunt. All hunters must have a valid Texas hunting license. Information and cost can be found on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2021 28 Feb 2022
Plainsgame Hunt/3 Free Hunting Days 1:1 South Africa
HUNT SPECIAL BOOK FOR A MINIMUM OF 7 DAYS AND GET AN ADDITIONAL 3 DAYS FREE Only available to the first 5 clients booking this offer. The Eastern Cape is blessed with large game populations that are constantly growing in number. The exquisite hunting terrain, from rugged mountains and thickly bushed valleys, to long stretches of open grassland plains, offers a challenging African hunt for the inexperienced or professional hunter alike. Best suited to “spot and stalk” or “walk and stalk” rifle hunting, the additional opportunity to bow hunt is available. Bow hunting is mainly done in well-constructed blinds, but as most of our hunting is done in the dryer months, the option to walk and stalk is available. Our game management plan, with conservation as the main outcome, ensures that the game is in prime condition. Our dry and cool season coincides with the main hunting season (April to October) which provides comfortable hunting conditions. Trophy Hunting Hunting is conducted in an efficient and ethical manner and the large variety of prime condition species makes trophy hunting with us, a truly memorable experience. Using well trained trackers and skinners, your trophy will be cared for and correctly handled. Your PH will offer you as much advice as you deem necessary to be certain in your animal selection. All PHs used by us are qualified and where possible a member of an accredited association. Cull Hunting With our management plan, there are opportunities for management (cull) hunting. These hunts are very important as they keep the biodiversity and animal populations in harmony with the land. Combined Cull and Trophy packages are available.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
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