5 Fallow Deer Hunting Tips
Here are 5 Fallow deer hunting tips. Fallow deer—also called shovel deer—tend to move in small packs, changing their habitats and patterns on a regular basis. If you are hunting white tail, you can sit on the same stand every year during the opening weekend, and probably find a decent buck to kill. Fallow deer present a bigger challenge. These animals graze for their food, and they usually cover vast areas to get enough food.
- Learn to track. One of the best ways to find fallow deer is to follow them and hope that one deer will lead you to a herd.
- Know where you’re hunting. Fallow deer avoid jumping over low fences. When you know the landscape it is possible to push them towards a fence and have an easy target. Be warned, they will jump when they feel pressured, so shoot quick.
- Pick a buck with a good rack. Most hunters decide to hunt fallow deer so they can get a great trophy. The antlers are large and wide, similar to a moose’s antlers. If you want to get it mounted, make sure you select a prize winning buck.
- Go to an area where fallow deer are plentiful. In Georgia, there are so many fallow deer they some residents consider them a nuisance. Numerous private ranches in Texas also offer guided fallow deer hunts.
- Don’t get confused by the color. Fallow deer come in several different colors, including pure white ones. Contrary to popular belief, the white deer are not albinos. Due to breeding and herd maintenance, you will most likely encounter brown, spotted fallow deer.
No matter where you go to find a fallow deer it will be a great experience as long as you are prepared and ready to shoot when you see the trophy buck of your dreams in the sights of your rifle. Happy Hunting!