Red Stag

FUN FACTS

Red Stag

  • Larger stag antlers tend to form a “cup” or “crown” at the 4th or 5th tines.

  • Most venison served in restaurants is red stag meat.

  • They have a pair of ivory teeth just like elk.

  • They can gain as much as 500 percent of their weight in summer months.

  • Red stags are able to interbreed with both elk and sika deer.

  • Their antlers are made of bone that can grow one inch a day!

  • Their antlers are testosterone-driven, meaning that when the stag’s testosterone levels fall, their velvet comes off and their antlers stop growing.

  • Red Stags are also known as “Red Deer.”