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The most elusive deer in the New Zealand bush, rusa have the most narrow distribution of all of the recognized deer species here. Rusa deer seek cover during the day, time is spent sitting at first light glassing and judging them as they feed, proves to be the best way to hunt them. Male rusa deer (stags) can weigh up to 400 lbs with shots ranging from 150-250 yards this is a great New Zealand deer hunt to add to your safari.
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New Zealand Stag Hunt Just in Time There was an hour of light left in the day and we were closing the distance on a group of red stags we had been tailing all day. We were hunting in the Hunters hills range on the South Island of New Zealand. It was steep hill...
New Zealand Tahr Stalking Bulls in the Southern Alps It was early afternoon when Kerri arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was coming over from Nome, Alaska for a backcountry hunting excursion. It was a 5 day hunt that we were about to embark on in...
Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand; A recap of a Red Stag Hunt! By: Larry Weishuhn In the far distance, sliding down through the bush lined canyon could faintly be heard a roar or was it a bellow? The wind was blowing so hard I wasn’t sure if I really heard the...
This time of the year in New Zealand is the beginning of fall, and the stags that roam the hills are coming into the most exciting time of the year, the “rut.” The “rut”, or otherwise known as the “roar” for the red deer starts in the month of March and goes through April in New Zealand.