Until the recent range expansion and population explosion of the muntjac, the fallow deer was probably the best-known deer in Norfolk, by virtue of being the most commonly-kept species in parks. Perhaps surprisingly, it is not widespread in the wild in Norfolk, being largely restricted to the north-west and the extensive conifer plantations of the Brecks. It is probably the most social of our deer, occurring in large herds. In October males rut to gain control of, and mate with, harems of females.
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