The red stag is one of the most majestic and noble creatures a hunter will ever encounter
The Red deer has been introduced to 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 through all the Caldén forests and the south of Patagonia.
The male red deer can weigh up to 530lb, whereas the female, much smaller, up to 270lb. Usually stay in single-sex groups for most of the year.
During the mating season, called the rut, mature stags roars to keep his 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 for females during the rut, and along with other forms of posturing and antler fights, is a method used by the males to establish dominance.
The rut, begins in early March and goes through mid-April.