Rusa deer pic

Jager

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A ferw pics of some young Rusa stags. Not sure if you have them in the US?

A trophy stag matures with 6 points, 3 each side and anything above the mid 30 inch mark is generally considered a taker.

They are lovely eating as with other Asiatic species.

I am fairly heavily into game management and prefer to see stags reach their full potential before taking them.

They are a great deer to watch going about their day.

Hope some enjoy the pics.
 

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No, we don't have anything like that. Looks kind of like our elk though. Thanks for the photos.
 

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Cool pics. Kind of look like sambar deer but they've not standing in water. Lol. How heavy do they get ?
 
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They are a lot smaller than elk though, roughly the same size as Fallow (dama dama) if not a little larger

Yeah, I have a heap of pics of them, will dig some other images up.

Spot on Daveinjax, closely related to Sambar, and particularly in captivity they regularly interbreed, will put some pics up of crossbreds. They do love the water too though.

There are 2 sub species, Javan and Moluccan, these being Javan, stags are approx 100 kg.
 

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Jager , we have some sambar on an island near me that I put in for every year but have never been drawn. Look like great fun to hunt.
 

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They look a lot like an axis deer, only without the spots. We have lots of axis in Texas these days, on high-fenced game ranches as well as free-ranging populations. They escape from high fences, and they flourish. Year-round hunting for them as well, since they're exotics and not classified as game animals. Excellent eating. Better than whitetail (and I love whitetail).

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Ok Daveinjax, would that be off Florida?

Sambar are probably the most difficult species of deer to hunt, how do hunters that get drawn fair?

They are the ultimate game species in Australia, occupying much of the Victorian high country, fortunately they are free to hunt for anyone with a Victorian Game licence year round.

Nice Stag Shane, Axis are plentiful here as well, predominantly in Nth Queensland, although here they are know as Chital, and yeah, they are great eating alright.

Here's another pic Weaver, my favorite.

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Great photos Jager, thanks for sharing. They look great! So is this last picture a good mature animal would you say? I see the ivory tips, looks like the eye guards are nice and tall, but then again I really have nothing to compare it to.
 
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Thanks Rock 2.0, yes he is well worth considering, approx. 34 inches long and nice and wide. I took some pics of him in the crosshairs but let him walk, to be bigger and better the next season, he had a longer mate with him but he didn't have the width. If they really don't jump out and grab me as superb, I prefer to let them be, to spread their genetics some more, till they are in plentiful supply. If you were guiding someone for a Rusa stag though, yeah, you would strongly suggest to take this one.
 

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Thanks Rock 2.0, yes he is well worth considering, approx. 34 inches long and nice and wide. I took some pics of him in the crosshairs but let him walk, to be bigger and better the next season, he had a longer mate with him but he didn't have the width. If they really don't jump out and grab me as superb, I prefer to let them be, to spread their genetics some more, till they are in plentiful supply. If you were guiding someone for a Rusa stag though, yeah, you would strongly suggest to take this one.

Right on, good to know. Thanks for the lesson!
 
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