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Iberian Red Deer hunting in Spain

IBERIAN RED DEER HUNT CHARACTERISTICS

The Spanish Red deer is one of the largest deer species.  In winter its coat is rough and thick of a grey-brown colour and a darker yellowish rump patch.  In summer the coat is reddish-brown. Only stags have a thick neck and carry antlers.

They start to grow in spring and are shed at the end of winter.  Antlers grow huge with a rough surface and in case of the largest stags, the fourth or fifth tip form at the end a basket.  Red deer usually stay in same sex group for most of the year.  During the rut, mature stags fight for control of harems.  Rival stags challenge opponents by belling and walking side by side.  If neither stag back down, a crash of antlers can occur, sometimes causing serious injuries.  Only mature stags hold harem and during that time they rarely feed, loosing up to 20% of the body weight.

IBERIAN RED DEER HUNTING METHOD

Stalking, driven hunt. 

IBERIAN RED DEER HUNTING SEASON

From September to March. Best in the rut period (from half September to half October). The hunting area is at least 3,5 hours from Madrid airport.

TROPHY S.C.I. SCORE

Standard

Bow

Bronze Score

190

180

Silver Score

231 7/8

0

Gold Score

254 2/8

183 3/8

TROPHY C.I.C. SCORE

Standard

Bow

Bronze Score

165 to 172’99

Silver Score

173 to 180’99

Gold Score

181


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