Description

A close cousin to the North American elk, the European red deer (cervus elaphus) can weigh up to 600 pounds (272 kg) and grow impressive antlers. Red deer antlers are large in proportion to body size and typically exhibit crowning or clustering of tines at the terminus of the main beams.

A close cousin to the North American elk, the European red deer (cervus elaphus) can weigh up to 600 pounds (272 kg) and grow impressive antlers. Red deer antlers are large in proportion to body size and typically exhibit crowning or clustering of tines at the terminus of the main beams.

The Hunt

Most of our hunting is spot and stalk. Approaching roaring stags deep in the caldén forests is not only challenging but also an extremely exciting experience. We also have different ground and elevated blinds we can hunt from when the stalking conditions are not right. During the course of a five day hunt, hunters will have numerous shooting opportunities and many end up collecting more than one trophy.

Guns & Ammo

Calibers in the 30-06 class and bullets in the 180-200 grains range are perfect for red deer. Shots in La Pampa can range from as close as 30 yards up to 400 yards in the picadas (senderos or clearcuts in the woods). On average, most deer are killed at 75-150 yards. Short, lightweight rifles are a huge plus when stalking stags through the woods.