Where to hunt Roe Deer
Roe deer is a small and graceful deer that inhabits the moderate climate belt of Eurasia from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. Three main subspecies are recognized among hunters. The European roe deer is to be found in European countries from Great Britain and Ireland to Poland and Russia west of the Urals. Asia is home of the slightly bigger Siberian roe deer. Siberian roe deer can be hunted in Kazakhstan, Russia east of the Urals, and other Asian countries, except the Pacific coast south to the Amur, which is the domain of the third subspecies, the Chinese roe deer.
Roe deer hunting starts from about $200 for cull and management hunts in Europe. When you include the trophy fees, a trophy European hunt may total $1,500-$2,000. Roe deer hunts in remote wilderness of Asia start at about $2,000 and may go up to $5,000 depending on accommodation, difficulty of access, and potential trophies.
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When to hunt Roe Deer?
Roe deer hunting begins with the early summer stalking season in late May or early June, as the bucks’ antlers are out of velvet. The next good time for roe deer hunting is during the rut, which may take place between mid-July and mid-September, depending on the area. European roe deer begin and end the rut earlier than Siberian roe. By October trophy hunts for roe deer are mostly over, because the bucks begin to drop their antlers, but any-sex driven hunts continue until December, and herd management and cull hunts may be still carried out in January.
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In the early season most people hunt roe deer either by stalking, or by waiting on ground or elevated blinds near the places where the animals feed. Alternatively, a hunter (and a guide or gamekeeper) may go still hunting along the forest edge, now stopping in a likely place and wait for the buck to come out of the thicket, then stalking the animals they spot across the field or meadow. Calling is a very effective way of roe deer hunting. Buck alarm calls are used early in the season, when the bucks are fighting over territory. Doe calls are very effective during the rut, especially late in the season, when most does are already out of heat, but the bucks are still active. Calf in distress call is used to attract a doe, either for management hunts, or in hope that the buck that is with the doe will follow her. Driven hunts, with or without dogs, are practiced late in the season, and management and cull hunts are mostly spot-and-stalk.
Why hunt Roe Deer?
The little roe deer may not be the first animal that you think about when you think about hunting in Europe. But visit any German hunting lodge or tavern, and you’ll see rows and rows of the little antlers, mounted shield style. The antlers are often difficult to measure by length and number of points, and many European trophy clubs use weight- or displacement-based scoring systems. But it’s not only about antlers. From the vineyards of France to the frozen forest-steppes of Kazakhstan, roe deer is the staple food for local hunters, and a delicacy at that. Last but not the least, roe deer provides an affordable opportunity to experience the ultimate European hunt, exploring much the same traditions, techniques and environments as for the bigger deer hunting, but without spending a small fortune.
Siberian Roe deer September Russia
The Siberian roe deer was once considered by some as the same species as the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), but it is now considered to be separate. It has larger antlers with more branches than those of European roe deer. The Siberian roe deer is a moderately sized metacarpalian deer, with a long neck and large ears. In winter the northern populations exhibit light gray coloring, but their southern counterparts are grayish brown and ochraceous. The belly is creamy and the caudal patch is white. In the summer, their coloring is reddish. Young have a spotted coat. Males are larger and have three-tined antlers, widely spaced and slanting upward, which are shed in the autumn or early winter and begin to regrow shortly thereafter.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 25 Aug 2021 25 Sep 2021
Medal Class Roe Deer Hunt 19-20 Spain
Outstanding hunting for Iberian free range Roe Deer in on of the best hunting areas of Spain. Upon arrival to the airport you will be met by our representative who will take care of customs formalities and then transfer you to the hunting ground where you will be guided by our PH and local guide. This hunt is for adventure hunters who want to experience hunting in Spain. Upon arrival at Madrid´s airport you will meet our outfitter/PH and after paperwork is done, we make a 3,30h car drive to the hunting grounds where we will start hunting. We strongly recommend to have insurance and to book at least 2-3 days so we are not in a rush for transfers. Before every hunt we test rifles. Depending on conditions, we use 4x4 vehicles or walk through the hunting grounds to spot the animals. After spotting the animals, we will start the stalk on foot. The last part of the hunt is exciting testing the hunter’s nerve system, because selecting the right trophy is not an easy task!. After approaching a lonely animal or a herd, there will normally be an opportunity to find support for the rifle when you are shooting. After successfully taking the animal we will pick the trophy, measure it & tag it. An honest and clear fee system with a painless booking & administration process. Note** SCI score is different than CIC. Within the price, we consider the CIC score so the SCI score of trophies is actually higher** Note ** This hunt can be taken either with a rifle or a bow (Bow hunt generally requires more days). A moderated shape is required to succeed on this hunt. Note** The itinerary can be arranged upon request & combined with tourism** Note** We highly recommend light rifles with calibers suitable for long shots & powerful scopes that you are comfortable with**. After you successfully take the animal we will transfer you to Madrid for departure! Do not hesitate to contact us with your concerns.
Trip duration: 1 - 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 15 Oct 2020
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