@375FoxThey were introduced to Australia in Northern Territory same area as banteng but would be as close as you’ll get now to where they are native.
I knew there were a lot of fallow there but didn’t realize there were sambar too. Have you taken one? It’s a really unique deer species.
One, it's not fair chase.
Two, it's way more expensive than hunting them in their native ranges in Europe.
Three, their meat is nothing to write home about.
It's no different than shooting a zebra in TX.
@375FoxI knew there were a lot of fallow there but didn’t realize there were sambar too. Have you taken one? It’s a really unique deer species.
Edit: I found your sambar photo. That’s really cool deer. It’s a neat opportunity you have even if they are technically a problem.
Well as an Austrian first of all thanks for mentioningI can highly recommend southern Austria.
You make a valid point. This Austrian stag came from the Punitzer Wald on the Austrian Hungarian border. He may have had a Hungarian passport.Well as an Austrian first of all thanks for mentioning
For an exceptional Fallow Deer hunt choose Hungary, especially Southern-Eastern Budapest area or Southern Hungary.
The rut there used to be incredibly good with hundreds of animals. It's quite an experience standing more or less in the middle of that... and it's pretty loud
1-Can you point me a place in Hill country where there's consistent real free range Fallow deer hunting?(1) There are lots of places in the Texas Hill Country where they are “free range” that is low or no fenced.
(2) not sure about cost
(3) the best game meal that I have eating was Fallow in Prague. Better than North American Elk.
There are some around Guadalupe River State Park. Give them time and their range will expand just like Axis. The State has a drawing for them every year.1-Can you point me a place in Hill country where there's consistent real free range Fallow deer hunting?
There are some on the Edwards Plateau outside confinement but not in reliable hunting numbers.
2-Every animal in TX costs a lot more than to hunt them in their free range.
A fallow deer inside HF can be as high as $7K !
3-What you ate was probably a young Fallow hind.
I agree however they have to be free range, born in the wild and not put and take.Aoudad/Barbary sheep were native to Spain hundred of years back, they disappeared, and were reintroduced about 60 years ago from Morocco, now they are thriving in Murcia, SE Spain.
Yet, I hunted mine in the Northern Cape of RSA, an arid landscape, similar to their native range. It was´nt easy, took me 3days to get the male I wanted. At a much better price than a similar trophy would cost me in Spain.
Some animals are nowadays impossible to hunt in their native range, Morocco does not allow hunting them, Sudan, well, never mind, so, to me it´s fine to hunt reintroduced species.
I would'nt waste your money hunting a fallow in SA. Rather head to Europe and do it right.