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Pere David Deer Hunting

Pere David Deer Hunting Details

Texas Hunt Lodge stands as the premier destination in the world for hunting Trophy Pere David’s Deer. From May to December, we offer hunts for World Record Class Pere David’s Deer. With no seasonal restrictions on hunting these majestic creatures in Texas, they make for a suitable trophy most of the year.

Our hunters have the freedom to choose their preferred method of hunting Trophy Pere David’s Deer, whether it’s the Spot and Stalk method, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Black Powder, Safari Style Hunting, Handgun, or hunting from a Blind. We cater to hunters of any age and experience level, ensuring an inclusive experience for all.

The Pere David’s Deer herd we hunt boasts some of the largest Bulls in the World. Many of our hunting clients have achieved remarkable success, with numerous entries in the Record Books. Currently, Texas Hunt Lodge proudly possesses multiple Silver to Gold Medal Deer, as well as some pending World Record Pere David’s Deer. These impressive animals, originally from China, offer hunters a challenging and rewarding pursuit, making them highly coveted trophies.


Pere David's Deer Trophy Fee

Pere David's Deer Trophy Fee: $ 2500 - 10500 *

Trophy Fee is in addition to $395 per day which covers All-Inclusive Hunt Package.
Non-hunting guests may accompany the hunter for an additional $200 per day which covers lodging, meals and amenities as well.

Père David deer are known only in captivity, having been extinct in the wild for about two thousand years. Captives were kept at the Imperial Hunting Park near Beijing, China, where they were first seen by Père David in 1865. The last of these deer were slaughtered during the Boxer Rebellion; however, a few had previously been shipped to Europe, and they are the source of today’s world population, which includes reintroductions in China.
Pere David’s Deer (Elaphurus davidianus)is a critically endangered species. 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.

The adult male Pere David’s Deer stands 5 ft high at the shoulder and weighs up to 550 pounds. The coat is a reddish tawny color. The long tail ends with a tuft. The deciduous antlers, which are found only in the male, are branched, with branches near the base and the other branches decreasing in length toward the tips. The eyes are large, the ears short and pointed. The legs are long; and the hooves are relatively long and spread apart, providing support on soft soil.

 The Chinese are actively pursuing the reintroduction of the species. The Woburn Abbey in Great Britain provided China with sufficient animals to begin a breeding herd. In 1998, the People’s Republic of China established a preserve dedicated to the reintroduction of this species.

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