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? All hunts (177)
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.
Fallow Deer Stalking Spain
We count on some of the best hunting estates around Spain. In the estate there are a high density and quality of trophies. The best season to hunt fallow deer is in the mating season (late September – mid October). During this time the biggest males can be seen easier. The package includes: Fallow trophy fee without score limit 2 hunting days (2 daily rates) Accommodation with full board (3 nights)
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 21 Sep 2019 10 Feb 2020
African Plains Game Safari 1x1 South Africa
We offer packaged as well as custom made hunting safaris across the entire Southern and Western Africa, which includes countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer fair chase hunting in both fenced and unfenced areas, depending on the hunter’s needs.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2019 31 Oct 2019
"A La Carte" Safari 1x1 '2020 South Africa
Different game requires different tactics, each day being different from the next. So, with this thought in mind, we take each day as it comes. Some clients are fitter than others and prefer to walk more, some prefer to rest up in the comforts of our well equipped air conditioned 4x4 vehicles. Usually, plains game is hunted with the aid of our 4x4 vehicles. The game is spotted and stalked on foot from that point.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020
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