The most beautiful and graceful species of Siberian angulated fauna. Its massive antlers (up to 10 kg) could make excellent trophy for a most seasoned hunter. Here are four most widely employed techniques for hunting it:
(1) Hunting at salt-rocks. This technique does not differ much from that for the MOOSE.
(2) Bellow-echoing. This is one of the most spectacular and picturesque techniques of hunting in Siberia. It is based on the instinct of the male MANCHURIAN DEER to take the challenge of another male and come out to lock its antlers against the intruder and chase it, if possible, beyond the boundaries of its own territory. The bellowing of MANCHURIAN DEER is the song of Siberian wilderness. This type of hunting will provide the hunter with more intimate knowledge and understanding of the harmony and beauty of Siberian nature. A hunter and a guide may, either mounted or on foot, approach the site where animals are concentrated and then the guide will call one male deer out so that the range between the hunter and his target may be something between 50-60 m (September, 15 through October, 5).
(3) Hound chase. This technique is similar to that for the MOOSE, the only difference being that the hounds chase the animal to one and the same spot every time - that is, to a certain area of large boulders, where a hunter and a guide will lie in wait for the animal (October, 1 through December, 15).
(4) Hunting by concealed approach. This technique is similar to that for the MOOSE.