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#6177362 - 02/10/16 08:51 AM Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Kimble, County Texas
Congratulations to our hunter for harvesting this beautiful Rusa Deer


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#6177390 - 02/10/16 09:07 AM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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That's a real good Rusa there aren't a lot of them Texas.
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#6177539 - 02/10/16 10:46 AM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Registered: 10/06/11
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WOW! He's a beauty. I didn't even know there were Rusa Deer in Texas. I hunted Rusa in Australia a couple of years ago. That's a nice one right there.

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#6177576 - 02/10/16 11:07 AM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Registered: 10/01/10
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Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Nice!

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#6177865 - 02/10/16 02:30 PM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Something else I notice about this stag, he's not all beat up and scarred up like the ones in Australia. The herd pretty much stays together and there's really not just one dominant buck, so the bucks fight it out nonstop during the rut. They're always going at it. Consequently, they are all scratched and scarred and marred up so they don't necessarily make a particularly pretty mount, although they have lots of character. This one doesn't seem to have all that marking up. I'm sure he'll make a beautiful mount.

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#6177889 - 02/10/16 02:50 PM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Registered: 09/21/10
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he was pretty scared up but you can't tell in the photo
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#6178068 - 02/10/16 04:46 PM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Great looking animal for sure. Congrats to your hunter Mr. Pope
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#6178510 - 02/10/16 09:23 PM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Registered: 07/17/13
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Looks like a Sambar Rusa deer cross.

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#6178647 - 02/11/16 12:11 AM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Registered: 08/18/13
Posts: 142
Loc: central Texas
beautiful stag!
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#6178753 - 02/11/16 07:34 AM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Fantastic buck. I've never seen one alive before, or know anything about them other then the very rare picture I've seen of a very lucky hunter that has one. Congratulations!!!!

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#6179171 - 02/11/16 12:28 PM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: venator ne]
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Originally Posted By: venator ne
Looks like a Sambar Rusa deer cross.

I'm curious as to why you would think that? It looks like the trophy pictures, I've seen from New Caledonia, where they only have Rusa.
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#6179204 - 02/11/16 12:51 PM Re: Beautiful Rusa Deer harvested [Re: PBGSO]
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Looks like a nice heavy horned Rusa to me, and I saw a lot of them when I was at the Kingham Ranch outside of Brisbane.

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