Black Roe Buck Hunts in Germany
Outdoors International has the best rare Black Roe buck hunting in the world. Imagine you are in a beatifical northern Germany province just waiting for you to come with and enjoy the central European culture, castles, churches and of course the world-famous beer.
- You can hunt the rare black roe buck and the typical roe buck on our private lease of over 100,000 acres from May-September with a 100% opportunity to take one or two mature bucks.
- July is the best time for the coat just prior to the rut.
- At the end of July, you can couple this hunt with a great European summer vacation with the family.
- We also have fantastic roe buck hunting in France, Hungary and Spain.
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History of the rare black roe buck
“Black Ghost from the Devil’s Moore” by Henning Korvel
The Black Roe deer “Der Schwarze Geist”, which means The Black Ghost have been known since the year 980 AD. According to records of that time the bishop of Minden and Milo every single year he received a number of Black Roe deer for his kitchen.
The current population of Black Roe deer were imported and introduced in Germany by Count Wilhelm Schaumburg-Lippe in the 16th century. Those animals came from either Portugal or Spain. Since a small population of Black Roe deer exists in northwestern Spain; the animals probably came from there.
In Germany the Black Roe deer is found in the northern part of the country. The habitat includes Halle but does not exist east of river Elben and spreads out north to Hamburg. In northwest it extends to the North Sea coast and further into the north eastern part of Holland. Towards the south the Black Roe deer habitat stops at Magdeburg, Dortmund and Hannover. During World War I, Emperor Wilhelm II asked a German soldier where he came from. The soldier answered his homestead was Haste. The emperor gladly replied, “It is where the Black Roe deer exists.”
Forty years ago, Black Roe deer only appeared by coincidence. The biggest number were found in the forest of Haster close to Hannover in 1933 where about 90% of the animals were black as normal colored Roe deer were shot aiming at establishing a pure black population.
German sources estimate the number of black animals to be approximately 20% of the German Roe deer population. Our guide does not agree. In his opinion no more than 5% of the Roe deer in Northern Germany are black.
During the evolution black colored Roe deer were developed through mutation due to a high concentration of pigment in the coat. This phenomenon is called melanism and is well known among Fallow deer, Green hunting pheasant, panther and squirrel.Learn more about this hunt
Hunting the black roe deer
From a trophy-oriented point of view Black Roe deer for shoulder mount is most lovely from 1st of June and for full mount from the 1st of July and in both cases until the 15th of September. The winter coat, which develops from around the middle of September, black deer are greyish and often have stripes.
Safari Club International (SCI) approved the Black Roe deer as a subspecies of European Roe deer – Capreolus capreolus in 2015. It means trophies of Black Roe deer measured after the rules of SCI will become registered at their own chapter in future record books.
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