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Thread: Locations for viewing the Red Deer rut on Exmoor

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    Locations for viewing the Red Deer rut on Exmoor

    Can anyone offer any suggestions for locations from which to VIEW (only) the Red Deer rut on Exmoor this Sept/Oct?

    I am going to be staying for a few days and my wife has asked if we can find a location to view the RD during the rut (probably influenced by 'Autumnwatch'). I don't have any permissions there so will not be taking my rifle but I do want to encourage her interest.

    Can anyone help please? Specific locations if possible because I don't know the area.

    Badsworth

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    Head for Dunkery Beacon there are plenty of reds in that area( Wheddon Cross,)you will need a good set of glasses but there are plenty of good vantage places ,going there myself and taking Queen B with me and staying at http://www.restandbethankful.co.uk/

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    Thankyou - that is exactly the kind of info I needed. Dunkery Beacon it is!

    B

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    Hi lads, saw a small parcel of hinds regularlyl last week in the afternoons, a mile south of Wheddon Cross on the East facing hill (when the sun was shining). Had a great week with the family at Luckyard Farm.

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    If a Saturday or Sunday can be arranged why not have a meet up?
    basil.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badsworth View Post
    Can anyone offer any suggestions for locations from which to VIEW (only) the Red Deer rut on Exmoor this Sept/Oct?
    More likely to be middle(ish) to late October than September for the activity to peak I think - weather will play a part of course, and it does tend to be a bit mild down here.

    Found this route - although I'm not too familiar with that part of the moor. http://www.bbccountryfilemagazine.com/route/exmoor

    Holnicote Estate (NT) on the northern slope of Dunkery and the woodland edges around Horner are good spots.

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