By 1996 only 5 counties in England lacked muntjac, but the core of their range comprisesthe counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk and Warwickshire. We arrange Hunting tours for Muntjac in Norfolk, there is a very healthy population of these lovely little deer on our areas, and is the only county where there are large numbers of Red Deer present as well. We can also arrange cokbined hunts with Roe Deer here as well.
Muntjac grow a glossy chestnut brown summer coat during April/May, with a darker thicker coat in the winter months. The front of their legs is black and their 15cm tail is white underneath and ginger on top. When alarmed the tail is held erect showing a white flag, otherwise it is held down and completely covers the small white rump patch. Facial patterns are most distinctive. Bucks have a ginger face with a dark V shaped running up from the black muzzle to the top of the pedicles. Does (and young bucks until they grow their first set of antlers) have a browner face and a and a dark diamond shaped marking - the top of the head being black.Both Bucks and Does have prominent sub-orbital glands on theinside of the pedicles. Both have an extremely long tongue with which they are able to lick most of their face. Both sexes have permanent upper canine tusks, but those of Bucks protrude well below the upper lip, making up a huge asset for this wonderful trophy. He thus has both antlers and external visible tusks. A muntjac's rump is slightly higher than its shoulders and the back is rounded giving them a hunched appearance resembling more a pig than a deer.