Rusa

Rusa is a hard to come by species in New Zealand, and Nine Yards Safaris is one of the few outfitters to offer this species. They only inhabit select areas of the North Island, and are best to combine with other species for a challenging hunt on the ranch in the Taharua Valley.

About Rusa

The jarvan rusa is similar in size to the red deer, with a typical mature stag weighing up to 440lbs. With only six points, the antler is very dense and heavily pearled. If this species is heavily hunted it is likely to go nocturnal.

Hunting rusa

Generally rusa prefer to inhabit steep country, with dense bush. Rusa can occasionally be glassed sunbathing, especially after a cold frost as this species is not a fan of cooler temperatures. A good time to successfully hunt rusa is often throughout the heat of the day when the other deer species are bedded down.

If you’re keen on South Pacific Species and like the idea of hunting a rusa, just give Ian a call or send an enquiry.


Rusa

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Good friend Steve Le Blanc

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A monster Sambar

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Another success for the brothers

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Good points and paddles

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Pigman takes on New Zealand

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Archery success with a 400+

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Gils fantastic 10 point Sika

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The walk was worth it

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Bottom fishing on Hookin Bull