Pere David’s Deer Trophy Fees
- Trophy Pere David’s Deer: $8,400
Pere David’s Deer Hunting Season: Pere David’s Deer can be hunted year round, however are most likely to have the largest antlers Jun-Nov.
Antler Size: 31-35 inches
Weight: 330-500 pounds
Estimated World Population: 3,000+
Pere David’s Deer Hunting Information
- Pere David’s Deer are called Milu in their native country of China.
- They can grow two sets of antlers in a year. Their summer rack is typically the larger of the two.
- The species has been extinct in the wild for nearly 800 years and can only be found in zoos, animal parks, and managed hunting ranches. The Pere David’s Deer was unknown to western science until the 1860’s when Pere David, a French missionary and zoologist noticed them in a Chinese Imperial Park. The Chinese Emperor agreed to send 18 animals to facilities in Europe in the 1800’s. During the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the century, the Chinese herd was exterminated, leaving the descendants of the animals in Europe as the only remaining members of the species.
- They are sometimes referred to as Sibuxiang, which translates to “four not alike.” They got this name because they are described as having “the hooves of a cow but not a cow, the neck of a camel but not a camel, the antlers of a deer but not a deer, the tail of a donkey but not a donkey.”
- They lose up to 100 pounds during rut.
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