Rehwild (Roe Deer)

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Jagermeister, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I spotted the Rehwild during my Saturday hiking adventure. I mainly hunt Roe and boar. Rehwild are small deer about the size of a large dog.
     

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  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Here is a Reh after a successful harvest and some meat on the table.
     

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  3. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    The foxes are as big as the deer! What, no giant bunnies?
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I will try to get a pic of the giant bunnies this week. I see them on the post all the time...
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I like seeing animals in their natural setting.

    And that's one big pile of dead animals. Those deer must be very small or the foxes are HUGE. :D
     
  6. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I have more pics of that hunt. Boar, Roe and Fallow deer and fox were harvested that day. The fox are big and the Roe are small.:D
     
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    WhelanLad New Member

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    thanks for the photos! amazingly small deer!!
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting photos. I learned something.
     
  9. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Here are more. I need to start taking more pics of my hunts. I keep using the same ones.:eek: I shot a Reh and a fox on this hunt.
     

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  10. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It appears that the hunts over there are group hunts,, are they the type of European hunts with folks hired as drivers, and trackers, etc. ? I have read about some of these hunts in older publications and as I recall, much of the meat goes to the land owner or something of that nature and the hunters get certain cuts and preferred innards. Is this tradition still carried on there?
    Looks like a Hell of a good time, had by all, but the logistics and keeping the hunt safe seems like it would be a big undertaking. Great post.
     
  11. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    This was a drive hunt. The drivers are volunteers that get a free dinner and drinks at the end of day. The hunters donate 10 to 20 euros for the dinner. There are no trackers except for the dogs. We also have solo hunts (normally) or go out with a buddy hunter or two. I pay a much smaller fee for the meat compared to a non-hunter. I do keep the organs and the trophy for free (Roe and Boar). But, you are correct, it is a good business for revier owners. I want to have a hunting lease when I retire. I can hunt all I want and make money at the same time.Sometimes I sell some of my wild game meat when I am looking for some extra cash. I charge normal market prices. The hunts are quite safe, but we are so embedded in the hunting culture that safety and logistics comes very easy to us. We drink, sing and tell stories during the dinner at the end of the day.
     
  12. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sounds like an excellent set up,, do you own land or can it be leased like Federal land in some areas of the U.S. I reckon it may take a large investment to get started, I wish you well in your ambitions and good luck.
     
  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    You can pay for hunting rights on Federal or private land. Most hunters do this as a group. You are paying for hunting rights, not ownership of land. Or, you can buy a hunting revier, but the revier are quite large in accordance to the law. So, you normally inherit the land, or you are rich. I will go with option one, but you are also responsible for the hunting upkeep and you must harvest a certain amount of game a year. So, normally retired peole take on responstiblity of the head leasee/hunter.
     
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  14. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Interesting to say the least. How is the deer meat? I'm from northwest Ohio, where the deer have a wide variety of food to consume. This includes corn, soybeans, and wheat, which makes the meat mild (for wild game) and tender. The land is nearly all flat.

    The deer in southeast Ohio don't get much for for tilled food, and spend their time running up and down the small mountains. Their meat is more gamey and tough, and they don't grow quite as big.
     
  15. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    All the various deer species (Roe, Fallow, Red are the main ones in my area) eat mainly grass and the the tips of the pines. They do damage a lot of trees, and we need to keep population down to insure the health of the forests. The Roe deer tastes the best and is considered the most important game in Europe. They tastes like a gamey beef. It is a little tougher here too. We live in the hills and low mountains.