Hindsgavl Dyrehave Nature Park
In Dyrehaven there are plenty of red and fallow deer. When walking in Dyrehaven, you can see deer grazing all around. The deer are important for keeping nature and the landscape nice and open in the area around the manor.
Deer drop their antlers (throwing sticks) every year. During the spring, a new antler grows. Deer often struggle with their front legs during this period. The new antlers get bigger every year. The throwing sticks are the property of the forest. If you find a throwing rod, return it to the Nature Center.
Calves are born during this period. For the first few days, the calves are hidden in tall grass until they are fast enough to join the herd.
The deer’s antlers are fully grown. The protective skin – the bast that has surrounded the growing antlers loosens. Deer “sweep” their antlers against trees and bushes, thereby “cleaning” the antlers of skin.
It’s mating season for red deer. The plains of the zoo are the scene of most rutting battles. The full-grown deer establish a rutting territory and chase other deer away. At the same time, they try to lure obstacles (females) into the area.
It’s mating season for fallow deer. The biggest and strongest deer gather in a common rutting ground on the plain. Each deer defends its small territory. The females go to the breeding ground and choose a mate.
Deer are fed hay, oats, corn and beets every day at feeding stations in several places in Dyrehaven
Planning your trip
- Map for the tour: here.
Directions from Sct. Knudsborg: 20 km