Stalking, Highseat, Bow Hunting
This close-in game, a distinctively British hunter's specialty, brought to England from China, is arguably the most interesting looking deer species ever known.
Bagging and bringing a trophy water deer home and everyone will be asking you about his fangs.
Fangs? A defensive strategy primarily against dueling males when threatened, water deer are equipped with long, distended canine teeth.
Finding a water deer in your scopes is a great award after stalking water deer through meadows, arable land and young forests. Good cover is needed to get close to this small trophy game.
Calling in a doe boosts your chances of seeing a buck tailing along, equally curious as the doe of the particular call. Water deer are active right at dusk.
Waiting in a high deer stand or blind where traffic between field and forest meet will increase your chances of seeing a long-fanged moving water buck, a most interesting species.
Varieties: Chinese Water Deer, Korean Water Deer
Scientific name: Hydropotes inermis
Size: height: 45 – 55 cm, length: 75 – 100 cm
Weight: 9 – 14 kg
Lifespan: 12 years
Methods: Highseat, Stalking, Bow hunting
Continent(s): Originally from Asia, now also in North America and UK