Red Deer

(Cervus Elaphus)

The Trophy

Red deer are recorded by the CIC as species Cervus Elephus of which there are eight recognised sub-species. UK trophies are recorded as Scottish Red deer (Cervus Elaphus Scoticus) or for English Red deer with their historical links to park herds, Red deer introduced (Cervus Elaphus Hippelaphus). A typical Red deer trophy consists of Brow, Bay and Tray tines on both antlers with any tine above these being counted as part of the crown. Scottish Red deer trophies will typically exhibit 8-14 point antlers depending on location and feeding, with their lowland relations achieving much larger heads, typically of 12-20 points.

All forms of antler structure can be assessed although missing tines are likely to result in lower scores.

English Red Stag
Scottish Red Stag

Key Features For Measuring Antlers

  • To achieve bronze medal status, Scottish Red deer trophies should have a dry weight of around 4.7 Kg as a full skull, an average main beam length of around 85 cm, and 14 antler tines.

  • To achieve bronze medal status within English or lowland Red stags, trophies should be presented as a full skull with a dry weight of around 6.5 Kg, an average main beam length of around 90 cm, and 12 to 14 antler tines.

  • Scottish, English or lowland Red deer antlers must have a dry out period (after preparation) of at least 30 days before evaluation. 

Trophy Points Required

Phenotype

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Swedish Red Deer

160

170

180

Norwegian Red Deer

160

170

180

Central European Red Deer

170

190

210

Carpathian Red Deer

170

190

210

Scottish Red Deer

160

170

180

Spanish/Iberian Red Deer

160

170

180

Corsican Red Deer

160

170

180

North African Red Deer

160

170

180

Red Deer (introduced)

170

190

210


Weight Deduction

Cut

Deduction

Full skull

- 0.70 Kg

Long nose

- 0.50 Kg

Short nose

Nil

Skull cap

Nil


173.21 CIC

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