Review Article

Weight characteristics of carcass and antlers in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) and red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) in West Pomerania

Jerzy Wójcik

Department of Ruminant Science, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Klemensa Janickiego 29, 71-270 Szczecin, Poland

Abstract. West Pomerania is one of the richest regions in Poland when it comes to big game. The review is a comparison of the weights of carcasses and antlers of red-deer stags and roe-deer bucks harvested in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship with data from other regions of Poland. It was found that the weight of the carcasses and antlers was average compared to those assessed in other regions of the country. High and significant correlations were also found between carcass weight and antlers weight in both stags of red deer and bucks of roe deer

Keywords: roe deer, red deer, carcass and antler weight

 

This Article

Received: 20 Aug 2021

Accepted: 17 Sep 2021

Published online: 29 Dec 2021

Accesses: 33

How to cite

Wójcik, J., (2021). Weight characteristics of carcass and antlers in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) and red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) in West Pomerania. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 20(3), 35–40. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2021.20.3.04.