LoginLOGIN
ResourcesRESOURCES

SCI HomeSCI HOME

Water Deer - Europe | Online Record Book Preview


This is a preview of the Water Deer - Europe species only.
Once you subscribe you will be able to view all the entry details for hundreds of different species, including full score sheets and photos.

Water Deer (Europe) - Species Detail

AKA: Gold: 8 14/16" Gold (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Silver: 8 6/16" Silver (Bow): 0"
Bronze: 7" Bronze (Bow): 6"

Hydropotes inermis

Ciervo acuático (Sp), Wasserreh (G), Hydropote (F).

Inermis is Latin for unarmed, alluding to its lack of antlers.

DESCRIPTION Very slightly larger than the Reeves muntjac. (male) Shoulder height 20-21 inches (51-53 cm). Weight 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg). Females are slightly smaller.Summer coat is a uniform yellowish-brown, turning a dull brown flecked with gray in winter. Underparts are white. Winter coat is thick and coarse and tends to be loose. Ears are large and broad, tail very short. Does not grow antlers; however, the upper canine teeth of the male are greatly elongated, forming tusks that protrude from the lips. The female has very short canines. Both sexes have small inguinal (groin) glands; this is the only deer to have such glands.

BEHAVIOR Solitary or in pairs. Territorial. The rut takes place in winter with the fawns born May-June, usually twins, but 3-4 are common and as many as six have been recorded. Feeds mainly on grasses. Alarm call is a harsh bark, and males also whistle during the rut. When disturbed, it runs off with a series of leaps, much like a rabbit.

HABITAT Grassland and brushy woodland.

DISTRIBUTION Native to eastern China and Korea. Imported by the Duke of Bedford to his estate at Woburn Abbey, England, in the early 1900s. From there, introduced in zoos and other private collections. Escapees from Woburn and elsewhere have established free-ranging populations in southeastern England. Also introduced (1960-1965) for hunting purposes near Limoges, France, where it has adapted well.

REMARKS A good game animal, hunted in England by stalking or driving.


This online application provides access to the entire SCI Record Book. From here you are able to browse and search for entries by location, species, hunting company/guide, and more. This is a subscription service and you can sign up today by clicking the Subscribe Now button below. If you would like to view more information about this site, please click here

New to the Online Record Book? Click the button below to sign up today!


Previous Records 1-100 of 208 Next
Member Taken Location Hunting Company/Guide Measurer MOK Score OR MR

The Water Deer (Europe) currently has 208 Entries listed in the SCI Record Book!

Once you subscribe you'll be able to access photos and full socre sheets for all of these entries. Plus you can filter, sort, and search through all species and entries in the SCI database. If you would like to subscribe now to have access to the entire database, please click here.



Return to Top







©2007-2017 Safari Club International    Site Map    Privacy Policy
4800 West Gates Pass Road
Tucson, Arizona
PH: (520) 620-1220
Powered By: Simpleview