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Red Deer/Red Stag (Oceania)

Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus

Subspecies: Can not be recontructed.  

Distribution: Was introduced into New Zealand in 1851 (possibly from Scotland).

Habitat: Mountain forests and open areas. Also farmed.

Description: Large deer weighing more than 200 kg and measuring up to 1,50 m over the shoulder. General colour rufous brown in summer and grey to greyish brown in winter. The antlers are forked with several points, often set in a crown.

Hunting method: Stalking, lying in wait, luring calls during the rut (September, beginning of October) or driven hunt.

Hunting available in: New Zealand and Australia.

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