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    Red Stags and Fallow Bucks!

    I'm currently living in the United Kingdom doing the whole cliche overseas experience thing. I'm really missing the hunting lifestyle I am used to, however, despite the majority of hunting being on private land I have managed to organise a few hunts for upcoming months once things quieten down at work.

    Over the weekend I managed to sneak off to Richmond park for a few hours in the afternoon and was amazed to say the least.

    Here's a few photo's of the hundreds of deer seen for a few hours walking. The reds are just starting to roar and I managed to get a bit of video of one guy getting worked up which I will upload later on.























    Any ideas on what the above Fallow Buck would score on the DS system? A little curious as to what it would likely score as this was the first big buck I've seen in person.

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    Nice photos Pop Shot. Would be nice to have some more of those genes over here.
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    I do not necessarily agree with Normie as I think we have a lot of deer in this country with far better genetics but great photos all the same. Normie take a driver up my way just before christmas and I will show you what I mean.
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    When I win lotto I'm going to make my own Richmond park, no hunting.

    It would be such a cool experience to be able to walk through there and see mobs of deer/stags doing there thing...

    How many animals do you reckon they have there, it would have to be over a thousand?

    Cheers mate.
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    I would guess 230-240 ds for that buck. Please note I am but no way an expert on fallow though

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    If I was you I'd be heading back in there around March-April (when the reds cast)...
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    Amazing place alright. I was there in July, while they were still in velvet. Well worth spending the day there if your a hunter ah! Awesome pic of that stag in the fern mate

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    Sounds good Rushy.
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    PM me a couple of weeks before Christmas Normie and we will organize something. The big boys in the neighborhood should be hardened off by then.
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    Hi Pop shot
    I have also been to Richmond park
    The place is fantastic
    Richmond park is the reason my best mate learned to shoot deer with the bow.
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    If you get a chance go to the new forrest.. they have all of the above with a few sika throwen in the mix
    I used to have to wait for the little pricks to get out of the way before i could pull out of the drive from the house i stayed in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    How many animals do you reckon they have there, it would have to be over a thousand?
    From what I can find online - approximately 650 odd deer. Near enough to equal numbers of each species I believe - maybe slightly more Fallow.

    As for the cast antler idea.... hmmm knife handles. Might have to take a hack saw in the park with me and do it on the low key as it might be a hard task getting them home via the train etc.

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    awesome pop
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    Nice photos, will improve your stalking skills lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    From what I can find online - approximately 650 odd deer. Near enough to equal numbers of each species I believe - maybe slightly more Fallow.

    As for the cast antler idea.... hmmm knife handles. Might have to take a hack saw in the park with me and do it on the low key as it might be a hard task getting them home via the train etc.
    Watch it mate, they're the Kings(Queen's) Deer, stuff with them and ya could be hung !

 

 

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