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.