The Rusa deer, also known as the Sunda sambar or the Javan rusa, is a species of deer native to Southeast Asia. They are known for their distinctive appearance, with their thick, shaggy coats and large antlers. Rusa deer are typically found in forests and are active both day and night.
Rusa deer hunting is an exciting experience for hunters looking for a challenge. These animals are known for their agility and speed, making them difficult to track and hunt. Our outfitters offer top-quality Rusa deer hunting expeditions in some of the best locations in Southeast Asia, with expert guides and the right equipment to help you successfully track and hunt these magnificent creatures.
The Rusa Deer, also known as the Javan Deer or Sunda Sambar, is a medium-sized deer species native to the islands of Indonesia and surrounding areas. They have a greyish-brown coat, long, slender legs, and impressive antlers that are typically three-pronged.
Originally from the islands of Indonesia, the Rusa Deer has also been introduced to other areas, including Australia, New Caledonia, and Mauritius.
The rutting season, which occurs between July and August, is an optimal time for hunting Rusa Deer, as the males are more active and vocal during this period.
They thrive in grasslands, forests, and swamplands. In introduced regions, they have adapted to various habitats, from coastal areas to hilly terrains.
Rusa Deer are mainly crepuscular, being most active during dawn and dusk. Males are known for their distinct vocalizations during the rutting season.
Spot and stalk, still hunting, and using tree stands or blinds near feeding areas are effective methods. Calling can also be beneficial, especially during the rut.
Aiming for the heart-lung area behind the front shoulder is recommended. Rusa Deer are sturdy animals, so using a medium to high caliber rifle is suggested.
Regulations vary depending on the region. In areas where they are introduced and considered pests, there may be more liberal hunting regulations. Always consult local hunting regulations and obtain the necessary permits.
Rusa Deer meat is often described as tender and flavorful, comparable to other venison but with its unique taste profile.
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