Fallow Deer

National record – 207,59 CIC / 1984, Voden

Hunting season:
– Males (Bucks): September 1 – January 31
– Females (Does): October 1 – December 31

The fallow deer in Bulgaria has been first bred in parks as a decorative species but during the past twenty years it has become very attractive for hunting. Their rutting period is very powerful experience and brings true satisfaction of our guest hunters. The national record for fallow deer is 208.59 CIC pts. Trophy specimens weighing between 3 and 5 kg are available for shooting.

Scientific Name: Cervus dama

Habitat: Woodland with dense undergrowth often in the immediate vicinity of pasture land. The Fallow Deer prefers open land.

Description: Large deer weighing around 100-150 kg and measuring around 120 cm over the shoulder. The Fallow Deer has four different but distinct colour variations: White, yellowish brown, dark rufous brown and black, with brown the most common. A normally coloured Fallow Deer has a number of white spots on the back and along the flanks. A diagnostic feature is its long tail. The antlers get their characteristic palmate shape when the deer is four years old, but are not fully grown untill the deer is around 5 years old.

Hunting method: Stalking, lying in wait.

Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in Bulgaria.