Red Deer rut

two day trip focused on game observation in Small Carpathians

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

Red Deer rut

Panorama Male Karpaty jesen Matej Blasko

characteristics: Mountain ranges of Small Carpathians are hiding many mystical places. Only on a few of them man can find herds of Red Deer that concentrate here for autumnal rut. We will witness beautiful natural spectacle of Red Deer rut.

Other animals can be found beside Red Deer: Roe Deer, Wild Boar, Fallow Deer, Mouflon. From predatory species we can mention Red Fox, Wildcat, Badger or Weasels.

protected areas visited: Protected Landscape Area and IBA Small Carpathians

target species: mammals: Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Mouflon (Ovis musimon), Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), Fallow Deer (Dama dama), European hare (Lepus europaeus), Wild boar (Sus scrofa) and more

birds: several Woodpecker species (Dendrocopos sp.), Green Woodpecker and Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus, Picus viridis), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

Trip length: 2 days

Difficulty: medium (approx. 12 km, elevation approx. 150 m)

Important information and trip conditions: We do not recommend to take children younger than 12 years or a dog. Overnight place is not suitable for people that are allergic on hay or dust. We recommend non rustling dress in camouflage colors (green, brown, etc.). We recommend to avoid dress in bright colors (red, yellow, etc.). Strong boots are required. In case of rain waterproof gear is highly recommended.

Required equipment: warm clothes, sleeping bag, food and drink for whole time of trip duration

Meeting at 4:00 pm, transfer to the site in Small Carpathians. Slow walk to the forest will start at 5:00 pm while we will listen to first roars of rutting males. Then we will prepare forest hay loft for our overnight. We will wait for arrival of males. At first we will hear them, then we will observe this great unforgettable spectacle in the moonlight. In the morning we will take a walk in the neighbourhood and we will move to the place of our depart. Return to Bratislava is planned around 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

Tour operator has all rights to make any small changes of program responding to actual animal occurrence or actual terrain conditions.

Recommended tour date: September

Price per person with English speaking guide:

140,-€ / 1 participant

75,-€ / 2 participants

60,-€ / 3 – 4 participants

55,-€ / 5 – 8 participants

Price includes: transport, full time guiding service, local expert guide, binoculars and spotting scope rental, insolvency corporate insurance

Price does NOT include: meals, sleepover equipment rental, individual travel insurance of the participants

If you are interested in this trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by email to info@watching.sk or give us a call at +421 948 495 111. We can then discuss the date that suits your needs the best.


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