The Red Deer is the UK’s largest land mammal.
The Stag’s have large highly branched antlers.
The breeding season or rut as it is called occurs from the end of September through to November. Stags return to Hind’s home ranges and will compete for access to Hinds by engaging in displays of dominance with other Stag’s.
Serious injury can occur & even death can result but fighting only occurs between Stags of similar size.
The dominant & victorious Stag then has the exclusive mating with the Hinds