Pere David's Deer Hunt
- Extra Hunt Days $350/day per hunter
- Guest (Non-Hunter) $200/day per person
- A 4% charge will be added for credit card payments
Pere David's Deer Hunt Package
- ALL INCLUSIVE (no daily fees)
- 3 days/2 nights
- $1,000 deposit booking fee
- Chef-prepared meals
- Stocked bar for after the hunt
- 1 on 1 guide service
- Ranch transportation
- Complete trophy care (field dressing, caping, and quartering of meat for transportation)
- Trophy Bass Fishing
- Rifle and archery range
- Texas hunting license/permits
- Gratuities for guides and staff
About the MPR Pere David's Deer Hunt
The Pere David's deer originally occurred in northeastern and east-central China, where it is known as milu. It has been extinct in the wild since the late 19th century (the last of them were slaughtered during the Boxer Rebellion), but it flourishes at our Texas hunting ranch and other hunting properties, as well as in zoos. Efforts to reintroduce the species were begun by the People’s Republic of China in 1998. The species got its name from Father David, who saved the deer by smuggling them out of China.
Adult males are about five feet tall at the shoulder. They can weight up to 550 pounds. Pere David's deer are identified by their reddish coat and long tail with a tuft at the end. Only males have deciduous branched antlers with backward-pointing tines. They can grow up to two pairs per year, with the summer antlers being larger (these fall off by November, while a second set may be fully grown by January). The deer have large eyes, long legs, and short, pointed ears. Relatively long hooves are spread apart to support the animal on soft soil. Pere David's deer hunts often take place in moist areas near the animal’s watery habitats.
Unlike most deer, the Pere David's deer likes water and swims well. It often stands in water up to the shoulders, and it can spend long periods of time in the water, where it feeds on aquatic plants to supplement a primary diet of grass. An active species, it can lose up to 100 pounds during rutting season. In addition to losing its antlers, the animal’s coat changes from a reddish tan in summer to a dull gray in winter.
All-inclusive Pere David’s deer hunts are offered at Montgomery Properties Ranch year-round. Here, you can enjoy Texas deer hunting at its best, whether safari style, spot and stalk, or sitting patiently in a blind. To book the ultimate exotic hunting trips right here in Texas, contact us today!