Well, the rusa book has finally arrived. 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. Renowned New Caledonian rusa outfitter, Murray Thomas, provides the guide outfitting history of New Caledonia. Containing tales of world record trophy rusa obtained from New Caledonia over the years. Dave Barraclough recounts his 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 with 312 pages filled with nearly 100,000 words (actually 97,862 words to be exact) of informative information and 566 photos.