is a pioneer in the North American Red Deer industry
originating in 1990. Our farm is one of the largest
Red Deer operations in the country, maintaining a
breeding herd of nearly 1000 animals on 500 acres of
Shakaree has had
closed herd status since 1997 with over 5 year CWD
Testing (August 2002), and TB Accredited (Herd
Our goal at Shakaree is to consistently produce the largest antlered
Our goal at Shakaree is to consistently produce the
largest antlered Red Stags available to the farming
and hunting industry. We have been achieving this
goal with the importation of both semen and embryos
from the world’s elite Red Deer breeders, and very
selective breeding on our farm.
Our quest to produce huge antlers truly began in the
fall of 1994 when we introduced pure Yugoslavian,
German, and English (Furzeland, Woburn, and Warnhorn)
bloodlines into our herd. For the next several
years, we AI’d over 200 hinds to get the combination
of genetics we wanted on the ground at our farm. The
results of our breeding programs are tremendous and
our entire herd shows their strength.
A great example of our strong breeding program at
Shakaree is the SCI scores that stags have to
produce to be considered a breeder. A 2-year old
stag has to be in the low 300 SCI minimum; a 3-year
stag has to score nearly 400 SCI, and 4-year old
stags well into the 400’s SCI.
To achieve these scores, we have been keeping many
of our blood lines pure, but we have also mixed and
matched bloodlines to increase many of the desired
antler traits. To achieve these traits, we have not
overlooked the important role the hinds are playing
in producing these elite trophy animals. With a
strong venison market and our own hunting business,
we have a large outlet for the hinds that we do not
believe are strong enough for our breeding herd.
This strict culling program has helped us develop a
very strong nucleus of hinds and stags that we
consider world class.
This year we covered our hinds with six of our 3
year-old stags. Five of these stags were from our
2008 AI program and one was a Furzeland stag. For
more information, visit the Sire page.
Please view the different bloodlines we are offering
for sale this season and contact us for any
additional information or to place an order.
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