Hungarian red stags combine the best elements of western and eastern European deer. The antlers carry many points and are very heavy. Stags with heads carrying 20 plus points and can weighing more than 14kg have been shot, while world record trophy heads, such as the Karpancsai stag with 271.01 CIC points, weighing 14.50kg and carrying 23 points, have been taken several times. However, if you are not seeking a record head, mature red stags with heads averaging 8-10kg in weight can be found in the beautiful forests in northern Hungary. The season for red deer stags and hinds is September 1 to January 31. Hunting methods employ high seats and stalking but be prepared for long shots on open agricultural land.