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Where to hunt Red Deer

Red deer is the royal game of Europe, and is found in most European countries. Carefully preserved by kings and princes, red deer survived the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and thrives over Europe. Portugal and Spain, Poland and Belarus, Germany and the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria - it would be hard to name a European country that doesn’t have any red deer hunting. Further east, in the mountains of Kazakhstan and the Asian parts of Russia you find the maral stag, which is also a variety of the red deer (unlike the izubr, which is a variety of wapiti). Europeans introduced red deer to other continents as well, and red deer hunting opportunities in Argentina, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand don’t leave anything to the Old World.

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The most affordable red deer hunting opportunities are to be found in Eastern Europe. In countries like Belarus and Poland you can hunt a red deer for $600-$1000. But mind the trophy fees - those aren’t usually included in the listed price of the hunt, and may vary greatly with antler size from $300-$500 for an indifferent trophy to $3,000-$5,000 for a medal class crown, and up to $10,000 for a record book entry. Most red deer hunting adventures in Argentina and New Zealand are priced between $5,000 and $10,000, and may come as a flat trophy fee or as a combination with other species. Cow and cull/management hunts are an affordable way to be introduced to red deer hunting.

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Centuries of red deer hunting in Europe developed a set of unique hunting traditions. One of them is the Monteria, a big driven hunt peculiar to the Iberian peninsula. Evolved from village hunt to a royal chase, run according to ancient tradition and ritual, fabulously rich in harvest opportunities - what is it about, and how do you behave should you decide to participate in one?

7 Jun 2018 Monteria: Hunting like a king!

When to hunt Red Deer?

In Europe, red deer hunting season typically starts in August or September, and runs until November or December. The best season to hunt the royal stag is, of course, the rut, when the forests are shaken with his mighty roar. In the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are shifted proportionally, and the rut usually occurs in March, and the season running into August.

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Spot-and-stalk hunting was perfected by the British aristocracy on the open hills of Scotland, and is widely practiced for hunting red deer where they inhabit the more or less open terrain. The hunter is usually accompanied by a guide that will direct the stalk and estimate the size of the stag. Red deer are also taken during the traditionally European driven hunts. But by far the best red deer hunt is by calling a stag in during the rut.

Why hunt Red Deer?

Red deer has been the most prized big-game animal in Europe for thousands of years. Pendants made of red deer canines were a prestigious decoration during the Neolith, and in some medieval kingdoms you could be fined for killing a man and hanged for poaching a deer. Was it because of the exceptional taste and nutritional value of the venison? Or the grace and power of the monarch of the woods? Join the red deer hunting tradition; stalk the hills of the pampas, or face the challenge of the royal stag in a traditional European fashion, and find out for yourself.

Red Stag Special

Red Stag Special New Zealand

Book your hunt with us and get a great special price on a Red Stag hunt package with everything for your hunt including the trophy fee on a Red Stag up to 360". This package also includes 5 days of daily rate, professional guide services, transportation, meals and lodge accommodation. Additional species and upgrades are available too! Red Stags can be hunted from February to August with the Rut being March to mid-May. During the Rut the Red Stags ‘roar’ and challenge each other for dominance.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Aug 2021

Package price $6,500 for 5 days, 1 hunter
BYH Special! RED STAG & Blackbuck

BYH Special! RED STAG & Blackbuck Argentina

This is an early booking special deal valid for bookings made before September 2020! The package includes 5 days lodging accommodation, meals & guiding as well as 1 trophy Red Stag and 1 blackbuck medal class Our area has an excellent quality and many red stag. It is conveniently located 3 hour´s drive from the international airport in a Humid Pampas, a big area of the country comprehended by 3 provinces where this introduced species were developed vast and strongly.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 May 2021 1 Aug 2021

Package price $3,900 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Free Range Red Stag Hunt 1x1

Free Range Red Stag Hunt 1x1 New Zealand

This is a classic high country hunt for a majestic Red Stag trophy. Hunting is conducted on a Large sheep station(ranch) which has basic but comfortable accommodation in the form of huts/cabins and farm houses. The area has 4x4 access and some roads we can scout the area from but hunting is conducted on foot. This area hold good potential for trophy stags in the 250-300" class carrying 12-14+ points. This is a must do hunt for the serious mountain hunter. We differ from most New Zealand outfitters in that we ONLY hunt real free-range wild Red stags. Due to the unrestricted hunting on public land/wilderness areas we hunt Stags on several large private areas. Our Stag hunting areas are relatively open and mountainous and this can be a physically demanding hunt. These areas are completely free range and stags can come and go as they please. For the ‘real’ hunter, chasing free red stags is an exciting and challenging hunt. Stags can be hunted from February (hard velvet/stripping) through into the winter, June/July. The most popular time to hunt stags is during the Rut or ‘Roar’. The Roar is generally from mid-March-late April with the peak of the rut normally around the first 2 weeks of April. If you are looking for a genuine challenge with a trophy to be proud of, come and hunt Red Stags with us. Add on Pricing for Private land hunts: Bull Tahr: $4000 USD Chamois: $4000 USD Management Stag: $1500 USD Trophy Red Stag: $4000 USD Trophy Fallow Buck: $3000 USD Management Fallow Buck: $1500 USD Wild Ram: $1000 USD

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Jun 2021

Package price $7,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
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