About the Book

The book provides a comprehensive overview of a unique species of deer known as rusa.

Chapters in the book include evolution, ecology and habits, indigenous ranges, the history of introductions of the species to Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Mauritius. Also covered is information on how to judge a trophy rusa stag, the antler scoring systems and includes never (before) seen photos and personal recounts and photos.

This book 'Rusa' includes additional input from some very experienced rusa men, past and present. Including input from renowned New Caledonian rusa outfitter Murray Thomas. Who provides the guide outfitting history of New Caledonia and relays tales of world record trophy rusa obtained from New Caledonia over the years. Dave Barraclough also recounts his adventures and personal experiences with the New Zealand rusa herds from living amongst the rusa deer and working in the deer’s habitat.   

Not only does the book cover all things rusa, it also explores the Australian hunting culture and the failed sika deer release in New South Wales Australia that had previously gone un-publicised.

The book is hardcover, 210mm wide by 300mm high, and includes 320 pages filled with 566 photos and over 95,000 words of information. There is a limited number of copies that have been published. This book will not be available as an E-book.

This publication will not only increase your knowledge and understanding of rusa it will also showcase rusa in a new light. The book contains fascinating historical photos of rusa that have never before been published.