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"Red deer are among the largest species of deer living in Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. The species has also been introduced to other parts of the world. Closely related to the American elk , red deer are characterized by their reddish-brown fur. A typical buck also called a stag, may weigh in between 160.00 - 240.00 kg (350 - 530 lb) and develop large antlers over its lifetime. Stags are easily distinguished from their female counterparts, hinds, by their thicker necks. Red deer live in larger groups and tend to inhabit broadleaf deciduous forests with flat terrains and open meadows. However they can be found in steeper areas and higher altitudes as well. They are herbivores and pose little threat to humans unless startled at close range."
― In-Game Description

The Red Deer is a large-sized kind of deer (class 6). It can be hunted in the Hirschfelden, Parque Fernando, Cuatro Colinas and Te Awaroa reserves.


Behavior Docile and not aggressive
Habitat Prefer forests and mountainous terrain
Senses Very good sense of smell
Social Sometimes solitary, otherwise they live in larger groups
Active During dawn and dusk
Recommended Equipment Class 6 Ammo, Red Deer Caller, Red Deer Scent
Species Cervus elaphus
Difficulty Average

Need Zone Times

Need zone times for the red deer are identical for the Hirschfelden Hunting Reserve and Parque Fernando and are only slightly different in the Cuatro Colinas Game Reserve with an additional drinking time at midnight. However in the Te Awaroa National Park need zone times follow an entirely different schedule.

  • Hirschfelden Hunting Reserve &
    Parque Fernando
    Times Activity
    01:00 - 05:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    05:00 - 09:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    09:00 - 13:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    13:00 - 17:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    17:00 - 21:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    21:00 - 01:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
  • Cuatro Colinas Game Reserve
    Times Activity
    00:00 - 02:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    02:00 - 05:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    05:00 - 09:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    09:00 - 13:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    13:00 - 17:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    17:00 - 21:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    21:00 - 00:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
  • Te Awaroa National Park
    Times Activity
    00:00 - 05:00 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    04:30 - 08:00 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    07:30 - 11:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    11:00 - 14:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    14:00 - 18:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    18:00 - 21:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    21:00 - 00:00 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
  • Shot scheme

    Color code
    Red - Kills immediately
    Blue - Kills very quick
    Orange - Kills slowly
    No Color - Unlikely to kill

    Fur variants

    Fur Type Brown Dark Brown Light Brown Grey
    Rarity Common Common Common Common
    Fur Type Piebald Albino Melanistic Fabled Spotted
    Rarity Rare Rare Very Rare Extremely Rare



    TruRED Deer Showcase


    • Part of the original huntable animals on the release day of the game.
    • Red Deer's model and textures were changed alongside the TruRack system. The improved model recieved longer fur "beard" on the neck area and better face details (see the gallery for comparison).


    Patch 1.72 (22 February 2022)

    • Fixed LOD issues for the female Red Deer which caused some to appear invisible at varying distances until the character is within about 50m
    • Fixed the problem of users not being able to hear each other’s callers audio for Red deer, Moose, Elk caller(s) during MP

    Patch 1.64 (10 December 2020)

    • New and Diverse Wildlife – There are eight species of animals that roam Te Awaroa’s diverse environments. Players will be able to hunt not only the prized Sika Deer and sought-after Feral Pigs, Feral Goats, and Chamois, but also Red Deer, Turkey, European Rabbits, and Fallow Deer.
    • Fixed animations and trophy poses of Red Deer and Roe Deer where the antlers were detached from the skull

    Patch 1.58 (23 June 2020)

    • Fixed missing localization of the Red Deer TruSCORE measurements

    Patch 1.57 (26 May 2020)

    • TruRACS: Red Deer

    Patch 1.54 (28 April 2020)

    • Fixed spawn rate of melanistic Red Deer

    Patch 1.49 (10 December 2019)

    • Species: Gredos Ibex, Beceite Ibex, Southeastern Spanish Ibex, Ronda Spanish Ibex, Iberian Mouflon, Iberian Wolf, Red Deer, Roe Deer, European Hare, Wild Boar

    Patch 1.45 (18 September 2019)

    • Updated Red Deer call to be different from Roosevelt Elk call

    Patch 1.36 (3 June 2019)

    • Changed Fleischer #10 mission so that it no longer requires to harvest specifically a red deer

    Patch 1.33 (11 April 2019)

    • Fixed issue of Red Deer mating call not being audible
    • Fixed issue of shooting Red Deer in the skull hurting its foot

    Patch 1.29 (5 February 2019)

    • Spanish translation of Red Deer is now correct

    Patch 1.27 (13 December 2018)

    • Species - Axis Deer, Blackbuck, Cinnamon Teal, Mule Deer, Puma, Red Deer, and Water Buffalo

    Patch 1.19 (12 April 2018)

    • Fixed issue where Red Deer Scent was only purchasable once

    Patch 1.14 (8 November 2017)

    • Red Deer will now poop correctly

    Patch 1.00 (16 February 2017)

    • Introduced
    Class1Icon.png Class 1 AntelopeJackrabbitIcon.png Antelope JackrabbitBobwhiteQuailIcon.png Bobwhite QuailCanadaGooseIcon.png Canada GooseCinnamonTealIcon.png Cinnamon TealEasternCottontailRabbitIcon.png Eastern Cottontail RabbitEasternWildTurkeyIcon.png Eastern Wild TurkeyEuropeanHareIcon.png European HareEuropeanRabbitIcon.png European RabbitHarlequinDuckIcon.png Harlequin DuckMallardIcon.png MallardMerriam'sTurkeyIcon.png Merriam's TurkeyRing-NeckedPheasantIcon.png Ring-Necked PheasantRioGrandeTurkeyIcon.png Rio Grande TurkeyScrubHareIcon.png Scrub HareWhite-tailedJackrabbitIcon.png White-tailed Jackrabbit
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    Class5Icon.png Class 5 GrayWolfIcon.png Gray WolfIberianWolfIcon.png Iberian WolfMountainLionIcon.png Mountain LionPuma Puma
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    Class7Icon.png Class 7 BlackBearIcon.png Black BearEurasianBrownBearIcon.png Eurasian Brown BearGrizzlyBearIcon.png Grizzly Bear
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