A Herd of Red Deer


A Herd of Red Deer

By Frank Fraser Darling

Edited and introduced by Walter Stephen

Paperback 208 pages

Size 135mm x 210mm

Weight 340 grams

Black & white and colour photographs



Additional information

Weight 340 g
Dimensions 135 × 210 mm

Although not a New Zealand book, this classic study of Red Deer behaviour is applicable to any wild herd and is highly recommended by Bruce who always carries it in his pack and has referred to it many times while stalking herds in the South Island.

A Herd of Red Deer revolutionised the way that British wildlife was studied. Darling spent two years with the red deer and this book describes in beautiful detail all that he learnt. From the excitement of the rutting season to the struggle for mastery of the herd, Darling is able to express the changes in the deer community throughout the year with a warmth and personality that few scientists have. As part of the Luath Wild Lives series, the original text is complimented with diagrams, maps and new photographs. In the introduction Walter Stephen shows how A Herd of Red Deer inspired a generation to follow in Darling’s footsteps, to love the Highlands and to be aware of the big environmental issues of the 21st century. This authoritative work on the lives and habits of the red deer, supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, will appeal to all those interested in wildlife and the environment.