Here in Texas we have quite a few places to hunt red deer. Some are pure and others are elk/red crosses. and some are unknown, but if not pure look so. I have killed 7 or so hinds and a spike. All I believe are pure or mostly so and mature except the spike which was a yearling. They have weighed (live weight) between 260-310lbs, with the spike falling somewhere in the middle. I have been told that the average mature stag will weigh around 450lbs. I believe the red deer in scotland are smaller than this and others are larger. Would somene give me some info on this?
Also, there tend to be two types of antlers. Some are the typical ones with obvious crowns on mature stags, or begining of crowns on younger deer. Others, tend to have partial crowns or no crowns at all. These are often called 'park' deer. They appear to be the same although they may be a little lighter. Any comments will be appreciated. capt david