It is located at barangay Sta. Cruz, Ocampo, Camarines Sur.
Ocampo, officially the Municipality of Ocampo, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 45,934 people. Ocampo is the place where Governor Luis Villafuerte chose to build a sprawling deer sanctuary was at present houses different deer species from both local and foreign origins. This has served both tourist attraction and commercial purposes.
The Deer Farm which houses different varieties of deers is at the foothill part of Mt.Isarog of Camarines Sur.
The deers are originally Australian breeds. The deers are sold for their meat, fur skin for leather goods, and their horns for ornament and medicinal usage.
The farm was established in the year 1996, with 60 heads of Australian species. Gradually, its population inflates due to climate adaptation to 700 plus but were down to approximately 203 due to a typhoon in December of last year where most ran away.
The farm can be reached at approximately 2.5 hours from Daraga, Albay, or 30 minutes from the town of Pili.
If you are in Naga, you can go to the Naga Bus Station (at the side of SM Naga City), take a bus bound to Goa, Sagnay, Tigaon, or San Jose. Ask the conductor to drop you at the intersection of Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Ocampo or state directly that you are headed to Ocampo’s deer farm.
From the town proper/drop point, habal-habal’s are already available stating “express- door to door”. Take one and ask the driver that you are headed to Ocampo’s Deer Farm and will cost you Php 35.00 per one way and Php 70.00 for a round trip fare.
Ocampo Deer Farm is privately owned by the local government and entrance is free.
But be aware of the following prohibitions:
- No foods
- No big bags
- No cigarettes
- No Noise
- No holding of the deer’s horn
- No garbage
- No exceeding the visiting area
- No donation
Visiting hours are from 8 AM until 5 PM.
Enjoy your visit.
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