DEERS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE.
EUROPEAN RED STAG (SCI Species ID E05)
The European Red Stag is also called the “King of the Forest”. Due to perfect game management and long lasting experience our red stags grow trophies of outstanding quality. Central European bloodlines have been the foundation of the Red Deer population in New Zeeland. The European Red Stag is much bigger in body size and has a more aggressive temperament than its Spanish or English relatives. Mature Red Stags are weighting 600-660 pounds (200 to 300kg) depending on the region.
Every year we take several record trophies that score SCI top ranks. Usually the rut starts in September and usually lasts until the first week of October.
The main hunting destination for Red Stags is Austria (mountain hunt) and parts of Hungary (flat forest hunting).
EUROPEAN FALLOW DEER (SCI Species ID E01)
The European Fallow can be found in more colour variations than any other deer. Usually the summer coat is rich brown but black and completely white deer can also be found. Very good trophies can be taken in Austria, Slovakia, Denmark and Hungary. Our clients harvest trophies scoring up to 5 kg every year with some exceptions above. The rut starts in October and lasts until mid November.
EUROPEAN ROE DEER (SCI Species ID E02 / E 42)
This small deer species can be found all over Europe and are maybe the most elegant native deer. The best trophies can be found in the plains of Hungary, Romania’s flatlands and Sweden. The rut is usually in late July to beginning of August where Bucks can be called in. At our best hunting grounds hunters can expect to collect more than one trophy Roe Buck per day. While the typical Roe Buck trophies show 6 points, non-typical heady can be found in all kinds of varieties.
WHITE RED DEER (SCI Species ID E 07)
White Red Deer populations are mainly found in Czech Republic. Often misunderstood as albinos it has to be said that this completely white deer is a species by its own. Antlers never reach the size of common Red Deer and usually body size is also slightly smaller. We are proud to have hunted the SCI #1 and several others in the top ranks.
JAPANESE & MANCHURIAN
SIKA DEER (SCI Species ID E 70/71 and E45/E10)
The Japanese Sika Deer is slightly smaller in body and trophy size than the Manchurian Sika Deer. Both kinds of Sika Deer can be found in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic while the Manchurian Sika is more common in the eastern parts of Europe. Both Deer are scored typical and non-typical in the SCI record book.
PERE DAVID DEER (SCI Species ID E09)
This rather large deer named after its French discoverer Cerf du Pere David has most unusual antlers due to the lack of forward pointing tines.
This deer has been extinct in the wild for almost 2000 years and can now only be found on private estates. Even so Pere David Deers are more “collected” than hunted it has to be mentioned that without the hunters trophy fees efforts for conservation of this animals in adequate numbers would be impossible to finance. Because of this fact this Species can be clearly looked at as conservation through hunting success story.
EUROPEAN WHITE TAILED DEER (SCI Species ID typical E40/ non-typical E41)
Being introduced from the USA to Central Europe (Austria, Finland and Czech Republic) during the period from 1870 to 1975 there are only a few populations left nowadays in Czech Republic and Finland. Therefore, only few licenses are available every year.
"In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen."
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)