It’s rutting season at the moment and up and down the UK stags will be fighting for the chance of becoming top stag.
Autumn is the best time of year to watch deer rutting. They are often seen on country estates and in woodlands.
A doe is only in a fertile phase for a day or less each year so the males fight very competitively for the chance to become top stag. The top stag will mate with as many does as he can.
Rutting is a great experience to witness and here are some great tips on how to spot the deer:
There are some great areas across the UK to spot the rut. Here are a few:
And if you need accommodation, the closest Wigwam® sites are:
And finally, Chawton Park Farm Wigwams have their very own herd of Red Deer with Mr Darcy showing what a model stag he is. And they have a wonderful history of their deer and a description of the life of a deer, click here to read it.