Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
Fallow deer are thought to have been brought into Britain by the Normans to provide a sustainable source of venison. Although widespread throughout parts of the UK, they are most prominent in southern England.
During the rut in October, mature fallow bucks take up their rutting stands. Their deep guttural mating call and the clashing of their antlers can be heard throughout the autumnal woods as they fight for the rights to each rutting stand.
Stalking Fallow does in the winter requires skill and patience as they are both intelligent and flighty. They often appear only at first and last light and a successful stalk is normally well earned.