Fallow Deer Hunts
TIOGA Guided Fallow Deer Hunts
Are you looking to hunt fallow deer? Do you want to find big bucks? Tioga Boar Hunting Preserve is the place to hunt in the Northeast! We offer guided fallow deer hunts and affordable hunting packages in Tioga, PA. Our huge herd has been managed well over the years. Right now, we’re hunting our best bucks– these are extremely large fallows for the record books, seriously! Notably, the Tioga Boar Hunting Preserve has one of the largest herds of European Fallow Deer in the East; you can make reservations today!
Fallow deer hunts at Tioga take place from late August through early April each year. While fallows come in three different color phases (white, chocolate, and spotted), we’re focused on having hunters get our mature fallows with palmated antlers. Some have twenty points or more!
Bring your hunting caliber rifle and don’t worry about skinning and butchering, because we can take care of that for $185. This price includes processing the meat into steaks, chops, roasts, spare ribs, etc., along with vacuum sealing, AND the deer gets skinned for a shoulder mount– NICE! Bring a cooler that’s 64 quarts or bigger so you can take home all the meat.
Fallow deer hunts typically take a day or two and are fully guided. Need a place to stay overnight? We’ve got lodging at $120 a night per person, and the price includes meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Interesting Facts About Fallow Deer
Fallow deer are a common species native to Europe, though they can be found around the world today, even in the United States. Typically, the come in three color phases: white, chocolate and spotted.
Fully grown females weigh between 60 and 90 pounds, while males weigh 130 to 200 pounds. A young male’s antlers take about three years to fully grow, and tend to measure about 20 inches in width. Interestingly, fallow deer have rather short legs, but their legs are powerful, allowing them to run very fast.
When hunting fallow deer, you’re likely to find them in open grassy areas where they feed on green grass early in the morning or right before the sun goes down. Fallow deer will strip bark from trees when grasses are hard to find. They tend to rest (and hide from danger) in wooded areas.
Mating season for fallow deer runs between late September and late November. During this period, males become very aggressive with each other. Baby fawns are typically born in May or June. Fallow deer live about 20 years in the wild or 25 years in captivity.
Fallow Deer Hunts Are Incredibly Fun!
Fallow deer may not be the largest or fastest deer to hunt, but they’re got antlers which are elegant and impressive– the kind that look good mounted on the wall of your home office or living room! Males shed and regrow their antlers annually. The older they get, the more impressive their antlers become– palmated, with an irregular number of smaller points and usually a single larger tine arising from the shovel. If you’ve seen antlers on moose or elk, a fallow deer’s antlers will remind you of those. A trophy set of antlers measures about 28 to 30 inches in length, with an inside spread of 24 or more inches.
Why hunt fallow deer? Besides their antlers, fallow deer are a good challenge for hunters who are patient and can handle a physically-taxing hunt. For those who spot and stalk or still hunt, expect to be taken through rough terrain. You’ll want to keep downwind, as these deer have both an excellent sense of smell and great eyesight.
Are you up for the challenge and ready for a trophy hunting experience? Tioga Boar Hunting Preserve has high-quality fallow bucks for you to hunt! Our experienced guides will help you find them, and we’ve got meals and lodging, along with other amenities and services, to make your hunting experience unforgettable.
The Benefits of Fallow Deer Hunting With a Guide
At Tioga Boar Hunting Preserve, hunts are fully guided. So, when you set out to hunt fallow deer on our ranch, you’ll do so with an experienced, knowledgeable guide. Why hunt with a guide?
A hunting guide is very familiar with his or her hunting territory. Guides know where to go to find fallow deer. They keep track of their movements week by week (and in some cases, day by day). Rather than waste precious time walking around land where there are no deer, a guide can take you to places where you’re highly likely to find them. Guides are well-trained to help people have a successful hunt. They can handle all types of situations, from injuries to animal attacks and then some. Rather than being all alone on a hunt, it’s a smart idea to have others with you who can help should you need it for whatever reason, right?
Guides also act as teachers/mentors. You can learn a lot from your guide. They help hunters get their trophies, while also making the hunt a more fun and memorable trip. Meanwhile, they can impart their knowledge and “tricks of the trade.”
Guides are especially helpful to those who are new to hunting. They know what kind of weapons to bring, what to wear, what licenses are needed (or not!), etc. And, most importantly, they can take pictures of you hunting (and the deer you get) so you’ll have proof to show friends and family back home.