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Red Deer



The Red Deer is one of the largest deer on the planet, next to the Elk or the Moose. The Red Deer stag also carries a large rack of antlers, which adds to the prestige in hunting the animal to add to your exotic trophy collection. The average Red Deer Stag weighs around 750 lbs and stands about 5 feet at the shoulder, although they can reach up to 1,000 lbs.

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The Red Deer is native to Great Britain and in 1969, legislation was passed to permit the capture and commercial exploitation of wild deer and to raise deer in captivity. The Red Deer flourish on Texas Exotic ranches and because of this Texas has the highest population of the biggest Red Deer in the world. Now you know Texas Hunt Lodge is the place to get this trophy Red Deer, as we have access to over 100,000 acres of Texas ranches.

Red Deer are prized for their large antlers which start growing in the spring and are shed each year, usually at the end of winter. Red deer antlers are distinctive in being rather straight and rugose, with the fourth and fifth tines forming a "crown" or "cup" in larger males. Any tines in excess of the fourth and fifth tine will grow radially from the "cup". Red Deer are also highly sought after for their excellent venison meat. Red Deer meat is most abundant and most venison prepared in restaurants is from the red deer.