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24 hunting trips from 6 outfitters starting from $3,046
Where to hunt Rusa Deer
Rusa deer’s native land is the island of Java. Being a member of the red deer family, they are well-adapted to the tropics, and thrive in many areas on the Indian Ocean and South Pacific where they were introduced by people. The prime areas for rusa d15eer hunting is the island of Mauritius, Australia and New Zealand.
Rusa deer hunting trips begin from about $2,000 for a hind/management hunt in Mauritius; the price could go up to $4,000 for a gold medal trophy stag. With a week in a top hotel included, the price for a hunter and a companion could go into $6,000-7,000 range. Hunting opportunities in Australia start at $3,500 or so. For a hunt in New Zealand, budget $10,000 or thereabout.
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When to hunt Rusa Deer?
Rusa deer hunting in Mauritius is available year round. Outfitters in Australia schedule their hunts for winter, that is, March-August, and so do their colleagues in New Zealand. The best time for hunting is during the rut, which takes place in June and August. Conveniently, this is often the same months when many couples and families are seeking a getaway at the sea.
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Rusa deer allows for a variety of hunting method, with both rifle and bow. Some outfitters offer driven hunts, in Spanish Monteria style, only on a smaller scale, where a hunter can take a wild boar in addition to the hunt. Another alternative is hunting from high seats over places where deer come to feed. But by far the most popular method of rusa deer hunting is spot-and-stalk.
Why hunt Rusa Deer?
Rusa deer stags carry sturdy, but impressive antlers, with fewer points than in wapiti or red stag, but both points and beams thick and powerful. They are well-known for the habit of decorating them with tree branches, lianas, and other vegetation during the rut. If you see a picture of a deer whose antlers look like a bird’s nest or camouflage suit, chances are it’s the Rusa. Think about a challenge for a taxidermist to preserve not just the antlers, but the decoration too! In any case, the trophy will be a lasting memory of the hunt and the unusual environment where it took place.
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