The Chinese water deer is smaller than our native roe deer. Big black eyes, a thick soft coat and the male’s lack of antlers give’s this small buck a very feminine - nearly a cute cartoon-like - appearance. At least from a distance.... This teddy bear like animal possesses a pair of long fangs that makes its trophy seem to have come from a totally different - and much darker - world. A water deer is a must in every trophy collection - we have a great new district, which is also home to plenty of muntjacs!
4 days from €1,220
The sprightly little muntjac was introduced to Woburn Abbey from India in the 19th Century.
In 1901 a number of animals were released into the wild from Woburn, and in the years following a “wild” population of animals established itself in a number of different counties in southern England.
We have an exclusive agreement with this district in the middle of England, and here you can find really good populations of muntjac and Chinese water deer. Muntjac keeps to dense vegetation such as Gramble scrub, rhododendron woods and the like, where it is easy to find cover. The muntjac is a very active animal, feeding on many different plants in different parts of the area.
The hunting is a mix of stalking and lying in wait, and a number of high seats have been placed strategically around the district. The chances of a medal winning trophy are good. The hunt can also be combined with hunting for fallow buck.
In the middle of England you will find typical English countryside with areas of farmland, meadows, hedgerows and woods, along with charming villages, narrow winding roads, large country houses and stately homes and very friendly and hospitable locals.
Chinese Water Deer: 1/11-1/4
Accommodation is provided in a charming little hotel, where our guest will typically sleep in a twin two-bedded room, with bathroom and toilet, unless agreed otherwise. It is possible to stay in a single room on payment of a supplement. The price includes a ”full English breakfast”, which anyone who has ever eaten one knows, will set you up for most of the rest of the day....Read more
Landskabet er præget af de typiske engelske landbrugsarealer, levende hegn, enge og mindre skovarealer. De charmerende små byer er spredt i landskabet, og via små snoede veje kan du køre rundt mellem disse og oven i købet støde på nogle af de mange slotte og herresæder, der befinder sig i området. Befolkningen her er meget venlige og imødekommende. Reviret er klart et besøg...Read more
Our partner has access to some of the very best districts for Chinese water deer and muntjac. The population of Chinese water deer in he's districts is the best in southern England. He is passionate about hunting, and will always to his best for visiting hunters. We can only recommend him wholeheartedly, he fulfils all our expectations of how a hunt should be carried out, and this together with...Read more
Scientific Name: Hydropotes inermis Subspecies: None. Distribution: England and France. Habitat: Reed beds, grassland and bushy woodland. Description: Smaller deer weighing around 10-15 kg and measuring up to 55 cm over the shoulder. General colour yellowish brown in summer and greyish brown in winter. The Chinese Water Deer has no antlers, but upper canines greatly elongated to form tusks,...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus dama Subspecies: Mesopotamian Fallow Deer (C. d. mesopotamica) Distribution: The Fallow Deer originated from Asia Minor, but is found all over Europe today, either freely roaming or in fenced in areas. Habitat: Woodland with dense undergrowth often in the immediate vicinity of pasture land. The Fallow Deer prefers open land. Description: Large deer weighing...Read more
Scientific Name: Muntiacus reevesi Subspecies: None. Distribution: Southern China. (Introduced into southern England at the turn of the century). Habitat: Dense undergrowth. Description: Small deer weighing up to 12 kg and measuring up to 46 cm over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 85 cm without tail. General colour reddish brown in summer and greyish brown in winter. The face...Read more
The price show for this tour is for guidance only as fluctuations in the exchange rate may need to be taken into account. The actual price of the tour will be agreed later.
Cull – Buck /Doe £120
Representative buck £38,- per cm of longest antler
Chinese Water Deer:
Young Cull – Buck /Doe £130
Old Doe £200
Representative £350,- (February and March only)
Mature buck £850,-
Buck £200 - £1500
Cull doe £80