The red deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. It inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, Iran, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa. Red deer have been introduced to other areas, including Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina. In many parts of the world, the meat (venison) from red deer is used as a food source.
We hunt Red Stag in 3 countries: Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.
In Macedonia, the two most known places for European red stag hunts are Jasen and Nidze. Over recent years, the quality has consistently increased. In Jasen, the largest specimen hunted is over 380 SCI points. Hunting season is between August 1 and March 31. The best time for hunting is during the deer rutting season (September and beginning of October). Hunting method: calling and approaching (stalking) or from a blind.
In Serbia, you can find two types of European red stag which differ by the shape of their antlers and body weight. One type dwells along Danube and has shorter antlers with wider bases. The other is Carpathian with longer antlers and narrower bases. In Serbia, the largest specimens and with it, the highest concentration can be found along Danube and Sava. Most famous hunting grounds for red stag are Vajska, Plavna, Djerdap, Sremska Mitrovica, Karakusha, Koviljski Rit, Deliblatska Peshchara and Majdanpek. Hunting season is between August 1 and February 28.
In Croatia, red deer can be found throughout the entire continental part of Croatia. The Baranja region, in the Danube and Drava River Basins, is well known for its strong deer population with antlers weighing an average of 6–8 kg, and even some have been known to reach an exceptional 12 kg. The rugged but beautiful mountain terrain makes hunting somewhat challenging, but that much more interesting. The best success can be achieved during the mating season to mid-September.