Deer hunting season 2011 – 2012 summary

Another deer hunting season ended and new roebuck season in Scotland opens! Time to summarize.


I do have a logbook (and encourage everyone to have one!) where I write down all my outings, what I saw, what I got, weather, etc. It often helps me make a decision where to go at particular time of year. I usually have a plan where to go and where I know particular animal I am interested in should hang about, but I also often especially in summer do not have a clue where to go. In that case logbook can be quite useful and I try and go where I saw deer previous years.

Last season was quite good, but I skipped a few things I used to do. I usually got at least one wild boar, but not this past season. I usually also got a few days wildfowling and pigeon shooting, but I had no chance last season either…

My best roebuck
My best roebuck

I got a few roebucks, including probably my best so far. It was particularly memorable as it was one of my first outings with camcorder and I got the footage and a shot. It was my first buck that season.

I also got one Scottish stag. It was a good experience and after a 300m drag I was really exhausted. I am glad I never shot any other stag, but let me tell you I was tempted to do that… In comparison to previous year when we had a red rut in full swing late October, this year I never heard any roaring and really missed all the action or it was very quiet this time.

This season was also good on roe does and I got quite a few and our freezer was usually full during winter months, but now I have some free space again ūüėÜ


This is first time I really started filming and thanks to all who watched, subscribed and cared to leave comments. Many people got in touch and I really appreciate all that. I hope you all like what you see and I will try to improve my editing and shooting (both rifle and camera) technique.

Many people got in touch via YouTube and I also got invited deer stalking and it was a great experience. Thanks again for this, you know who you are! ūüėČ

Next season looks quite promising. I should be able again to film some roebuck and wild boar stalking in Poland as well as deer in Scotland.

Thanks a lot again for reading the blog and watching on YouTube!

Happy hunting!


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  1. I have a plan to continue posting at least one video a week, but will see how it goes. I run out of footage I could use and prepare something in advance… Roebuck season started, but all I see is roe does… typical…

    Thanks for your time to read and comment.


  2. Hi Greg!
    Yes it is a fallow deer. We don¬īt have them here in our province named Sm√•land. They are normally in Sk√•ne, south Sweden, G√∂taland, north from us, V√§stmanland, west Sweden and Uppland, above Stockholm.

    Therefore I was so surprised to see one only 2 km from our home. I hope there is some female so we can get some. Nice to see. Of course we have hunting season on them but in this case we must let them be. The pictures are taken at a field and nearby woods owned by a old rich man and the hunting is mainly on moose by game warden (is that correct word). I will check the surroundings after the deer.
    I think we have a enclouseres (correct word??) of fallow deer about 10 km from here, not sure. Maybe they got out. Normally they have high fences around the area.

    This is from Wikipedia:

    Fallow deer are originally from the Mediterranean but is widespread through central Europe and planted in Britain by the Romans. Scandinavians have had them for hunting purposes, and they were released on several royal hunting areas during the 1500s.

    In Sweden there is the now in the wild common in Skåne. Small patchy populations in Götaland and up to Västmanland and Uppland. The Swedish population is emitted fallow deer from the royal farms. The Scanian population descended from deer implanted at vrams Gunnarstorp, Börringe and Näsbyholm. The portfolio in Svealand comes from a group of fallow deer that were released in 1877 on Lovön in Lake, and then spread. [4]


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