Turkey owes its natural and historical opulence to its unique geograpical locaation. The land which for thousands of years served sultans, kings and rules as hunting grounds still has a lot of to offer to those who want to collect the bounty.
Mature red deer usually stay in single-sex groups for most of the year. During the mating season, called the rut, mature stags compete for the attentions of the hinds and will then try to defend the hinds they attract. Rival stags challenge opponents by belling and walking in parallel. This allows combatants to assess each other’s antlers, body size and fighting prowess. If neither stag backs down, a clash of antlers can occur, and stags sometimes sustain serious injuries.