Rusa deer hunting takes place 3 hours flying north of Auckland, New Zealand in New Caledonia. This tropical French colony has the most abundant Rusa deer herds in the world! Javan Rusa were introduced to New Caldonia in the 1800′s and thrive on the rolling brown grasslands to the extent that hundreds of does and a couple of dozen trophy stags will be seen per day.
New Zealand Rusa deer hunting in New Caldonia is very good. Trophy quality is world class with new records frequently being taken. The average length of the trophies taken is around the 33-34-inch mark, however, trophies have been taken well in excess of this length and several have placed in the top ten for SCI. Rusa deer hunting is easy with deer abundant, temperatures are warm and deer constantly in view. A very enjoyable hunt. New Caledonia has long been regarded as the number 1 trophy producing Rusa deer country in the world.
The best time for Rusa deer hunting in New Zealand is in the rut July through August. This hunt is often taken in conjunction with a New Zealand winter hunt, for Tahr, Sambar or Sika. With the abundance of game this is an ideal destination for a group of hunters. Vegetation is grassland on the hills and wooded stream beds. Contour is easy rolling hills.
Accommodation is in comfortable cabins with hot shower or by arrangement in a luxury lodge.
Hunters will fly from LA across the Pacific, a 12 hour direct flight to Auckland or from Australia a 3 hour flight across the Tasman. Hunters bringing their own rifles will proceed to the Police booth where they will obtain a one year tourist firearms licence (have $NZ 25 currency for this). Then transfer by domestic air to Palmerston North regional airport – one hour flight. Hunters will be met by guides with 4WD vehicles and drive 2 hours to the coastal “station” (ranch) for hunting.
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