Red Deer

Three of a herd of Stags

Three of a herd of Stags

These beautiful animals were spotted and photographed by Chris.

Red Deer Stag

Red Deer Stag

For most of the year the red deer on Exmoor live in separate, sociable, single-sex groups, but in about a month that will begin to change as the stags begin to collect hinds for the rut,  their mating season.  The stags will fight each other to maintain the largest territory and the greatest number of hinds.

Red deer can frequently be seen on Exmoor, and quiet rides can often get you fairly close to them.

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