The fallow deer is mainly found in the southern parts of Sweden where they are found in both mixed and deciduous forests. They normally eat grass and leaves during the summer and heather, lingonberry and blueberry bushes, beech and acorns during autumn and winter.
The fallow deer can vary slightly in appearance, but in summer it often has reddish-brown fur with white spots, a black dorsal line and a white belly. A stately fallow deer can weigh up to 100 kg
The meat is very tasty and tender with a slightly milder gamey flavour than moose, for example.
Hunting season: 1 Oct - 20 Oct, 16 Nov - 28 Feb