The red stag is one of the most majestic and noble creatures a hunter will ever encounter
The red deer has been introduced in Argentina in 1909 by the businessman and landowner Pedro Olegario Luro Pradère at the “Establishment San Huberto”. Over the years, the specie managed to escape from the property and expanded quickly throughout the Caldén forests and south of Patagonia.
The male red deer can weigh up to 530lb, whereas the female, much smaller, up to 270lb. Usually they stay in single-sex groups for most of the year.
During the mating season, called the rut, mature stag roar to keep their harem of females together. The females are initially attracted to those males that both roar most often and have the loudest roar call. Males also use the roar call when competing with other males, and along with other forms of posturing and antler fights, represents a method used by them to establish dominance. The rut begins in early March and goes through mid-April.