The Pere David deer is a majestic and unique breed that originated in China. The informal name of this deer in Chinese, sibuxiang, means “four not alike” and refers to the Pere David resembling 4 distinct yet unlike animals. The expression in detail means “the hooves of a cow but not a cow, the neck of a camel but not a camel, antlers of a deer but not a deer, the tail of a donkey but not a donkey.” These deer were declared extinct in their native China in the 19th Century and were only saved because a few were illegally transported to Europe. They have been raised in captivity around the world and were reintroduced in China in the 1980s, with reintroduction in the wild occuring in the early 200’s. A Pere David hunt is a truly rare and unique experience!
A pecky cypress clad lodge offers a respite after a long day of hunting. A home away from home, the lodge here on the ranch can accommodate up to 10 individuals, with private rooms available for couples or families. It is appointed with comfortable furnishings, satellite television, and even a luxurious billiards room for when you aren’t out on your trophy hunt. Relax on the porch, have dinner in the outdoor pavillion, or simply nap between hunts, staying on property allows you to fully enjoy your time at here Anterled Acres Ranch. Food packages are available from a grocery stocked kitchen to fully catered meals, please call to discuss your food and beverage package.