Fallow Deer Hunting New Zealand (dama dama)
History. Fallow deer became established in New Zealand following 24 releases between 1860 and 1910 from England. Fallow Bucks are the only other animals to have palmation like a Moose with multi coloured coats. Males are called bucks, females does.
The Rut (Croak). Rutting or `the croak' is through the month of April, and during this time you will see very intense fitting for the does. Very alert like a Whitetail they are a great challenge to hunt with us on our private land both Free Range and Estate hunting in open rolling hills to dense native cover. These guys when worked up will take on a Stag for possession of territory. Their capes can very from chocolate, meinal spotty, white. We are lucky to have high numbers of Fallow Deer on our property`s and with careful culling produces some of the largest trophy`s to come out of New Zealand.