Name: Fallow Deer
Scientific Name: Dama dama dama

Trophy Fee: $700

Description

Prized as an ornamental species for many years, the fallow deer displays a variety of coat colors, ranging from red, brown and black, and even pure white coats. A black line runs along the back to the tail, and there are often white spots on the back during summer, resembling an Axis Deer. Males weigh from 175 to 200 lbs., on average. Ffemale weights range from 55 to 120 lbs.

Habitat

The deer has a remarkable adaptability and can make itself at home in a wide variety of habitats from woodland to mountain ranges.

Distribution

Native to areas of Europe and Asia Minor, the Fallow Deer were eventually introduced to every continent. In Texas, their population is booming.

 

Trophy Size

Fallow is medium in size with a long, rectangular shaped body and a longer neck. The antlers on a mature buck are palmate, and can measure up to 40" long. Until about three to four years of age the males have straight antlers with points, which are shed every year. Only mature males develop the palmate set of antlers that are ideal for mounting.

Lifespan

10 to 12 years.

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