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  • Scotland's red deer surplus.

    Scotland seems to have a problem managing its red deer populations.
    The red deer are cousins to our North American wapiti, or elk.
    The antler difference is that our elk have a main beam than droops at the tip, while the red deer form an upward three-point "crown."
    They are truly majestic animals.

    https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news...213000624.html

    Last edited by 99explorer; 11-29-2019, 11:58 PM.

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    Here is a photo of some mature male red deer, called stags, typically with six points to a side, but can exceed as many as twenty points to a side.
    Last edited by 99explorer; 11-29-2019, 11:56 PM.

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    • #3
      Beautiful animals and they taste good too. I was able to take a stag in New Zealand this past summer. Stag of a lifetime for me.

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      • #4
        Here is my lifetime Red Stag. One shot and done.

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        • #5
          Beautiful Ernie. That head must take up a whole wall unless you have vaulted ceilings. What rifle and load? Who was your outfitter? Did you go by yourself or part of a group?

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            Since I couldn't hunt with a handgun, I just chose to use the outfitters rifle, which was a 338 Lapua with 265 Nosler LR AB's at 624 yards. I should get the shoulder mount in the spring. I went by myself. My wife and I were vacationing, and I got permission to hunt for several days.
            Tom Jones Trophy Hunting: [email protected]

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            • #7
              Ernie - I was about to ask for a picture.
              Magnificent trophy.
              Congratulations.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ernie View Post
                Since I couldn't hunt with a handgun, I just chose to use the outfitters rifle, which was a 338 Lapua with 265 Nosler LR AB's at 624 yards. I should get the shoulder mount in the spring. I went by myself. My wife and I were vacationing, and I got permission to hunt for several days.
                Tom Jones Trophy Hunting: [email protected]
                Thank you, and again, beautiful animal.

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                • #9
                  Thanks, and you are welcome.

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                  • #10
                    Been watching a fair bit of Fieldsports Britain lately. Cool YT channel. BTW....heck of a stag.

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                    • #11
                      Nice looking countryside too.

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                      • #12
                        From the aerial pics of Scotland I have seen they would do well to plant some trees. Then they would have all kinds of animals.

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                        • #13
                          The trees in Europe have all been cut down many centuries ago for construction and for fuel.

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                          • #14
                            Why not plant some more trees. ? Some hardwoods and some pines should do good there. My camp area was strip mined a long time ago and they planted black locust - they grow like weeds. This is the tree fence posts used to be made from. Also, they spark when you cut them with a chain saw. I also have mature hard woods and some elm that escaped the disease.
                            Last edited by jhjimbo; 12-22-2019, 12:19 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Jimbo - They must have heard you.

                              Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed.

                              Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by forests and woodlands increased by 90,000 square kilometres - an area roughly the size of Portugal.

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