Fallow Deer

Fallow deer (dama dama) are about the same size as axis deer with coats in different color phases: brown/black, white and spotted. Fallow deer antlers are broad and shovel-shaped with brow tines and usually several points off the palms. Introduced from Europe in the 1920-1930s, fallow deer also rut in March and April as red deer do. However, the fallow’s rut is not as spectacular or as violent as the red deer’s roar.

During the rut success rate is close to 100% dropping to 90% in May and June.

The same calibers used for red deer, with lighter bullet points (130-150 grains), will work perfectly with fallow deer (30-06, .270, .300 Win Mag, etc.).