Rusa Deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by JAWZ, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Was talking with Down Under Hunter the other day and we got talking about the fact that we had both shot very nice Rusa deer . I was curious to see if any of you guys from the Northern hemisphere had shot any or made the trip down to Australia or New calidonia to hunt them.

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    My stag is 36-3/8' long it has 7-2/8' beams and 10-6/8' coronets.
    It score 238-7/8 Douglas score.


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  2. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

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    That is a nice Rusa deer for sure. Look at how heavy those main beems are. It is one of my dreams to make it to AU or NZ to do some hunting. That would be just awsome.
     

  3. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Quite honestly I've never even heard of a Rusa deer. Nice looking animal but is it a typical or a non-typical?:D
     
  4. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Ditto, never heard of them. Real nice mass though. Kinda looks like a skinny elk.
     
  5. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    JAWZ, Is that velvet or bark? I'll bet they can really trash some trees.
     
  6. wildcat338

    wildcat338 Well-Known Member

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    I had the great privelage to hunt Rusa some years ago in Australia he is till this day one of my most cherished trophies I only wish I could hunt Rusa once again. Hell I would love to make it back to Australia again :)

    Your stag is very beautiful indeed very nice and heavy with very good length also looks like a small kicker or two off of the brow tine. Congrats thats a very nice stag!!!

    I will try and see if I can post a pic of my Rusa Stag.
     
  7. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    They are one of the Southern asia deer released in Australia many moons ago.
    He dose have some burs near his brows and off his outers but he still scored typical. The stuff you see hanging off the one side is velvet , unlike other deer they dont seem as bothered by it hanging on and you quite often see them with big clumps of grass in their antlers as they walk around.


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  8. wildcat338

    wildcat338 Well-Known Member

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    JAWZ,

    Here's a pic or two of my Rusa and some friends.

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    Sorry for the clutter in the pic. wish I could do it all again :)
     
  9. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Very nice it looks to be a mollocan rusa where did you shoot it.


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