The majestic Red Deer is the king of the French forests. An emblematical animal in Europe and mythical through Saint Hubertus’s legend, the hunters’ Patron Saint : the legend says that On Good Friday morning, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert went anyway after deer. As he was chasing a magnificent white stag the animal turned and, as the pious legend narrates, he was astounded at perceiving a crucifix standing between its antlers and he heard God’s voice talking to him.
Commonly present on most territories we hunt, be they in forest areas near Paris or in the south of France.
Also impressive with a strong and graceful appearance, big male adults weigh up to 250 kilos (550 lbs). The red deer hunt begins early September to the end of February. The mating season usually takes place from mid-September to mid-October, it is then the best chance to see the biggest males and the most interesting trophies
French red deer trophies are often splendid and as diverse as they can be : regular, atypical or massive as much as by the body as the antlers.
The most interesting hunting methods for red deer are stalking, in driven hunt and stag art of hunting. All of these are very exciting and spectacular and will surely delight you.