FALLOW DEER

 

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Rumiants
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Dama
Specie: Dama Dama
Body height: 3,11 – 3,28 ft. 95 – 100 cm
Weight: 187 – 242 lbs. 85 – 110 kgs

HUNT METHOD

Hunting is done by stalking and driven hunt.

HUNT SEASON

September to March. The best hunting season is September and October.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

All Spanish territory in wooded areas. The hunting area is at least 3,5 hours from Madrid airport.

HABITAT

Native in Mediterranean region and conifer forest.

CHARACTERISTICS

The common coat colour is brown with white spots on the back and a black tip at the end of the tail. Winter colour is darker. There are albino colour fallow deers. Does and fawns live in herds while males live in smaller groups. During the rut bucks spread out forming harems and fighting furiously for its control. Fallow deer are grazing animals and prefer habitat in mixed woodland and open grassland. Only bucks carry antlers. These are broad and shovel like, growing in size with age.