Reference

If you have a question about Muntjac deer or would like to contact the author of this site with a query about stalking please use the form at the bottom of this page.

The following books and web sites offer excellent reference material.

Muntjac; managing an alien species
Author; Charles Smith-Jones
ISBN: 190478402X
Considers their population growth. Includes history of the species, ecology, muntjac diseases, stalking, rifles and ammunition, carcase preparation, cookery and taxidermy.

Deer Stalking Handbook
Author; Graham Downing
ISBN: 190405739X
Both a reference book for the experienced sportsman as well as being a source of basic learning for the novice.

Deer
Author: Norma Chapman
ISBN: 090548388
A very useful reference book for all aspects of deer natural history.

Useful websites worth visiting

The Deer Initiative
www.thedeerinitiative.co.uk

British Deer Society
www.bds.org.uk

BASC
www.basc.org.uk

5 thoughts on “Reference

  1. large muntjac doe shot yesterday,when gralloched I found large boney type lumps in and around the kidneys making them approx. twice the normal size the rest of the deer seemed normal,any thoughts.

  2. Driving home this afternoon we came across a young muntjac deer trying to get into the wood through the fence. I have never seen one of these deer this far up in Scotland. We live near Glamis castle but a few miles from the estate. Has there been more sightings up here?

  3. Just seen female? Muntjac in small open woodland/Spinney at about 11.00am. It was walking and running in circles of relevantly small diameter – from 4 mtr to 8 mtr. Continued in this fashion for at least 5 minutes before stopping and then grazing in the disturbed ground. Is this typical, especially in daylight?

    Area near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. Many muntjac in this area and often see road kill!

    1. I’m not an expert on dentistry, deer or otherwise! I think the dental formula is the same as other deer species but the canines are quite prominent and used in fighting. Old bucks usually have only broken stumps left. I understand Muntjac teeth seem to wear better than other species, which possibly suggests why they seem to be so long lived?

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