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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.

Price distribution

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.

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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.

Iberian Red Deer Hunt

Iberian Red Deer Hunt Spain

The Iberian Red Deer inhabits the Spanish mainland and it is spread all over the Spanish territory. Its size is smaller than other red stags, especially if compared to the European, Argentinian or New Zealand Red Stag. Our hunting area is located in the North of Spain on a virgin and green territory. This hunt can be taken either with a rifle or a bow. A moderated shape is required to succeed on this hunt. Hunting season goes from October 15th to February 15th. Best months are September and October, when the rut season takes place.

Trip duration: 2 days

Hunting season: 15 Oct 2019 15 Feb 2020

$6,007 for 1 hunter
Pyrenean Hunt: Red Deer

Pyrenean Hunt: Red Deer France

Territories are open. I suggest you coming to hunt the red deer in squall in Pyrenees. The hunting is made at a height between 900 and 2500 meters in height what allows to adapt this hunting to your physical condition. The biotope consists of a mixture of forest of conifer and broad-leaved trees to arrive at the summit on lawns. Deer trophy is measured in the number of horns. KEY POINTS OF THE STAY - Possibility to hunt also izard and mouflon, - Discovered of Pyrénées, - Ideal that we are alone, between friends or in family, - Possibility of coming to several hunters. SEASON OF HUNT: - The hunting in squalls is made from September 20th till October 15th. - The traditional stalking hunt of the red deer from September 1st on February 28th.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2019 28 Feb 2020

$2,542 for 1 hunter
Monteria El Castillo De Prim

Monteria El Castillo De Prim Spain

The “Montería” is the most classic and traditional hunting method of Spain. An amazing experience that allows the hunter to live incredible feelings in a friendly ambiance surrounded by the most typical Spanish landscape and its delicious gastronomy & wine. An experience to live at least once in your hunting life!.

Trip duration: 1 day

Hunting season: 17 Feb 2020 17 Feb 2020

$2,464 for 1 hunter
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