Deer Stalkers Almanac for August
- Friday, 26 July 2013
What to expect from your deer stalking during the month of August.
Whilst during the early part of August the Roe Rut continues in full flourish, it is with the start of August that the males of other deer species also come into season thereby increasing the number of ‘shootable’ animals.
(Above: Red Sika & Fallow Deer may still be in velvet).
For England & Wales the 1st August represents the start of the Fallow Buck, Red Stag & Sika Stag season. Clearly in Scotland the stalking of Red & Sika Stags started a month earlier on the 1st July however now north of the boarder Fallow Buck also come into season on 1st August.
For many the thrill of being able to once again hunt the larger species of deer brings an added flavour of excitement, with even the smallest Fallow Pricket weighing more than twice that of an average Roe Buck, stalkers once again have the opportunity to grass some sizeable quarry.
That said Red, Sika and Fallow will of course still be in velvet at this time of year and so this is not the month to be heading out in search of a trophy head. It is however a great month to make a start on the youngsters and malformed or weak heads and thereby improve the herds overall condition.
With scores of eyes staring in every direction hunting herd deer is no mean task however the high cover of the summer months sometimes means that the hunter can stalk closer than otherwise might be possible in the winter months.
Here at County Deer Stalking I am delighted to reveal that during August we are due to be taking on an excellent new parcel of Woodland near Oxford that promises to considerably enhance our Fallow Deer Stalking and bring with it the opportunity for regular clients to be able to stalk a new and unexplored parcel of woodland.
With long grassy rides, well placed high seats and even a shooting platform this block of ancient woodland should be an exciting addition to our grounds and offer some great Fallow Buck stalking.
IN Season in England & Wales: Roe Buck, Fallow Buck, Red & Sika Stags, Muntjac Bucks & Muntjac Does.
OFF Season in England & Wales: Roe Does, Fallow Does, Sika Hinds, Red Hinds, CWD Bucks & CWD Does.
IN Season in Scotland: Roe Buck, Red Stags, Sika Stags, Fallow Buck, Muntjac Bucks & Does.
OFF Season in Scotland: Roe Does, Fallow Does, Sika Hinds, Red Hinds.