Where to hunt Muntjac Deer
Muntjac, a.k.a. the barking deer, is the native of India and China. However, hunting opportunities for this small and ancient species in their original range exist today only in Nepal. Muntjac was introduced to Great Britain, where they form a large and stable feral population, and are becoming an increasingly popular hunting quarry.
Muntjac hunting in Great Britain is quite affordable for the country. Cull hunt offers may start as low as $150 a hunter a day, before trophy fees. The trophy fees are in $50 range a head for a female, and up to $700 or so for a record trophy buck. Allow Muntjac hunting in Nepal is usually offered in combination with blue sheep hunts, and is priced accordingly.
When to hunt Muntjac Deer?
In Great Britain there’s no closed season for muntjac hunting, however, most outfitters time these hunts to the cull/hind season for other kinds of deer, deer, that runs from November 1 to March 31. Muntjac deer does go into heat at any random time, and bucks don’t shed their antlers, so any time within this period is as good as another.
Small and secretive, the muntjac deer is not so easy to harvest. The peculiar bark of the muntjac deer is a sign of alarm, and can’t be used for calling; they seldom come into the fields to feed, so hunting from blinds or high seats Euro style is not especially promising. Spot-and-stalk is the most popular option. Prepare to rise early, as the best time for hunting is at dawn, and you want to be on the hunting grounds at least an hour before sunrise. Be prepared that the guide will insist to carry your rifle and hand it to you just before the shot – in a country as densely populated as England and Wales, it’s an important safety concern.
Why hunt Muntjac Deer? All hunts (9)
The muntjac is believed to be one of the oldest existing species of deer-like creatures. The males carry both short and usually unforking antlers and large canine teeth, giving them a ‘vampire deer’ look. It was introduced to Britain well over a hundred years ago, but for some reason didn’t attract much attention of hunters until recently. One of the most important reasons for hunting muntjac deer is population control. Even though they don’t do as much damage to crops as other kinds of deer, overpopulation may have serious consequences for the forestry, and vehicle collision is also an issue. What could be more important for hunters, however, is that these creatures provide an affordable and challenging big-game hunting opportunity within a short drive from Britain’s biggest cities.
Muntjac Deer Hunt 2x1 United Kingdom
All our deer stalking is carried out on foot and the use of highseats if required. A typical day stalking is out at dawn, stalking for 3 hours, breakfast. We recommence stalking roughly three hours before dusk. All our stalking is on free/wild deer. We cater for novice stalkers all the way through to experienced stalkers. Trophy Muntjac deer price is indicated per cm on the longest antler.
Trip duration: 1 - 7 days
Hunting season: 20 Sep 2020 15 Mar 2021
Muntjac Deer Hunt United Kingdom
Although the UK Muntjac Buck season has no 'closed' season they are typically in velvet in the summer months. Therefore we recommend stalking Muntjac from September through to May however we find that the most memorable times are from February to April when they can be called in using a Butallo/Cherrywood call. There are opportunities to hunt for both 'Cull' animals as well as "Representative" and 'Trophy' Muntjac bucks. Daily outing fee Includes morning and evening Sessions starting from 15 minutes before first light (hunting for approx. 4 hours) and then resuming for an evening session and hunting for 4 hours before the dark. Meet at base or collection from a local hotel / guest house can be arranged. For hunters who are travelling with their guns the afternoon can be spent for checking rifles after travelling to check zero etc. For those using estate rifle it is a chance to familiarise yourself with the rifle and equipment. 1st September to 31th October - Roe Buck can be also harvested. 1st September through to May - Fallow Buck can be harvested. 1st November to 31st March - Fallow, Roe and Muntjac Doe / Females
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 30 Apr 2021
Winter Culling Hunt United Kingdom
For those hunters not looking for trophy animals and or wishing to increase their experience/hunting skills, winter culls are an ideal opportunity for this. Packages are done on a daily basis and start at just before dawn and finish at dusk stopping for a good breakfast and a light lunch. The emphasis is upon covering the ground and getting the 'job done' and therefore great for those working towards their DSC1 and 2. We will aim to take between 3 - 5 deer per day so there will be plenty of opportunity for learning and gaining experience. Daily outing fee Includes morning and evening Sessions starting from 15 minutes before first light (hunting for approx. 4 hours) and then resuming for an evening session and hunting for 4 hours before the dark. Packed lunch and refreshments will be provided. Meet at base or collection from a local hotel / guest house can be arranged. For hunters who are travelling with their guns the afternoon can be spent for checking rifles after travelling to check zero etc. For those using estate rifle it is a chance to familiarise yourself with the rifle and equipment. Fallow and Munjac trophy bucks can be also harvested.
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Nov 2020 31 Mar 2021
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