Red deer is a crepuscular animal, but may also be active in the morning or during an overcast day. Their activity is heavily affected by their feeding time. They usually feed 5–7 times a day, which takes up to 7–10 hours a day.
From the end of September to the beginning November
• From an ambush in a watchtower
• By pursuit
Stag hunting takes place from an ambush in a watchtower or by pursuit. At our hunting ground, the most exhilarating hunting experience is guaranteed in the period from the end of September to the beginning of October, when rutting takes place. Due to the hilly configuration of the hunting ground, the experience is unforgettable as the stag’s mating calls echo in the mountains.
Since the main mating grounds are located high in the mountains, hunting guests must be physically very fit. They must also be trained shooters as we often shoot from distances of 100 to 200 meters. A caliber of at least 7mm and kinetic energy of 3,700J are required.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is a crepuscular animal, but may also be active in the morning or during an overcast day. Their activity is heavily affected by their feeding times. They usually feed 5–7 times a day, which takes up to 7–10 hours a day. Old and adult males live a solitary life, except during the mating season when they gather hinds (a female deer), whereas females live in herds all year round. The hind’s pregnancy normally lasts between 33 and 34 weeks and only during this period does it separate from the herd. They usually give birth to one to two calves in May or early June.
A hind has 4 teats. When the calf is strong enough to be able to follow its mother, they both return to their herd. At our hunting ground, stags have many natural enemies: bears, wolves, lynxes, and jackals. It takes 9–10 months for a stag to fully grow its antlers and mature into a hunter trophy.