New World Record Fallow Deer


Published: April - 2003

A new world record fallow deer has been taken in Hungary, in an area that may be of interest to Hunting Report subscribers. The huge fallow was shot last October during the rutting season in a placed called Nyirerdö AG, Estate Guth in eastern Hungary, about 25 miles from the city of Debrecen.

This is the same area where the previous world record was taken. US hunters who aren't familiar with Hungary may want to know it is one of the prime hunting countries in Europe for wild boar, red deer, roe deer and mouflon sheep, as well as fallow deer. The country is due east of Austria, between Slovakia and Yugoslavia. The capital, Budapest, is situated on the Danube River. Hungary has a dry, continental climate. Average temperatures in January range from 0 and -4 degrees C (from 32 to 25 degrees F); and in July from 18 to 23 degrees C (from 64 to 73 degrees F).

The place where the new record fallow was taken is a government-owned area comprising some 12,300 hectares (30,393 acres) of mostly flat land with some swamps and huge forests of oak and acacia trees. The habitat is perfect for fallow deer, and the countryside is beautiful to hunt.

Nyiredö AG, Estate Guth has about 20 miles of stalking trails, which makes it possible to do a challenging hunt on foot. The other possibility is to sit in traditional European high-stands and wait for the animals to come. The best hunting time for fallow deer is from the middle to the end of October. During that time, you can also hunt wild boar in the same area. If you want to hunt a mouflon and/or a red deer on the same hunt, you will have to change areas. Just be sure you count on needing about five days in the rutting season to take a good trophy fallow deer. The accommodation at Nyirerdö AG, Estate Guth is of a very high standard. Some of the guides here speak English, but you may want to........(continued)

 
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