Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus
Subspecies: We recognise the following subspecies for Europe: East European Red Deer (C.e. montanus) Corsican Red Deer (C.e. corsicanus)
Distribution: Red Deer is found in most European countries.
Habitat: Woodland, pasture land, wetlands and moorland. Is found in lowlands as well as on high ground and in mountains.
Description: Large deer weighing around 100-200 kg measuring around 150 cm over the shoulder. General colour rufous brown in summer and greyish brown in winter. The antlers are branched rather than palmate and have anything from 2 up to 12-16 points.
Hunting method: Stalking, lying in wait or driven hunt.
Hunting available in: All areas of distribution.