- In nature, stags and does live in separate groups for a large part of the year. The doe group contains does, fawns and female fawns from the previous season.
- Deer can be a danger to humans. Stags in rut and does with fawns in particular can pose a potential threat.
- Stags and does reach sexual maturity at around the age of 16 months.
- Does will fawn for the first time at the age of 2 years.
The ideal environment for a deer
- Try to keep stags and does separate from each other outside the rutting season.
- Install a fence at least 2 metres high, because deer can jump very high when startled.
- The recommended population density is 12 to 16 does with their fawns per hectare.
Interesting details about red deer
- Red deer are between 162 and 200 cm long and weigh 90 to 150 kg on average. Their weight can reach up to 300 or 400 kg!
- Does are a third or a quarter lighter than stags.
- They have a reddish brown colour in summer and more of a brown-grey colour in winter. Fawns have spots in their fur.
Interesting details about fallow deer
- Fallow deer are between 120 and 175 cm long.
- On average, stags weigh between 55 and 125 kg, and does between 25 to 50 kg.
- Their usual colour in the wild is reddish brown with many lighter spots and a lighter underside. In winter, their colour becomes more grey and spots will fade.