Do you know this deer hunted in Australia?

Discussion in 'Hunting Australia & New Zealand' started by RickK, May 6, 2016.

Tags:
  1. RickK

    RickK AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    19
    Member of:
    Life Member: SCI, DSC, NRA, CPRA
    Hunted:
    Argentina: [Santa Fe, San Luis, Cordoba, La Pampa, Mendoza, Entre Rios, Buenos Aires, Neuguen], Brazil, Canada: [British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, NWT], Iceland, Mexico: [Campeche, Aguascalientes, Baja, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sinoloa], Mozambique, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay, U
    Do you know this deer hunted in Australia?

    This deer is the smallest of the six species of deer in Australia and although they are a close relative of the chital (Axis deer), bear little resemblance to them. They are similar in size to a sheep.

    Hog Deer Hunting Australia_5.jpg Hog deer stag_0730F830-14A4-11E5-AC9402E22D9E6A7F.jpg hog_zpsdd2bbf14.jpg hogdeer2.jpg Slide273.jpg
     

  2. Albert GRANT

    Albert GRANT AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Messages:
    577
    Video/Photo:
    5
    Likes Received:
    430
    Location:
    Maine
    Hunted:
    RSA
    Cool looking deer. Something seems kinda weird with the eyes though....
     
    RickK likes this.

  3. bluey

    bluey AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    4,807
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1,926
    Location:
    australia/zambia
    Member of:
    ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
    Hunted:
    australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
    these are the only deer in Australia that we need tags for
    the season runs from april 1st at sunrise , till april 30 at sundown
    each hunter applies for their tags , which allow you to harvest , both a hind and a stag
    the most succssesful way of hunting these guys is lots and lots of recon
    working there patterns and setting up a high seat
    last year my daughter started in feburary watching her stag and virtually lived in the trees all of april , and never connected , although she let a couple walk that I would've taken she held out to the very last light on the last day , and walked home empty handed
    more and more of late the little hoggies are being pushed out of their habitat , by the bigger samba deer as their popu;lations continue to boom, and are now starting to live in n the coastal regions where the hoggies have thrived
    these guys are fun and challenging to hunt
     
    RickK likes this.

  4. Albert GRANT

    Albert GRANT AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Messages:
    577
    Video/Photo:
    5
    Likes Received:
    430
    Location:
    Maine
    Hunted:
    RSA
    Sounds a lot like whitetail in the states, esp in the northeast
     

  5. richteb

    richteb AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    441
    Video/Photo:
    13
    Likes Received:
    52
    Member of:
    SSAA,Military Pistol Club
    Hunted:
    Australia,Zimbabwe
    Just to add to what bluey has already posted. These are Hog deer and outside a few private properties live in coastal region of southeast Victoria. As bluey mentioned there is a season that runs through April and works on a tag system. Tags are required even if deer is taken on private land. Public land is limited to a couple of state forest areas. The best opportunity to hunt these deer is to enter a ballot run by the Australian deer association each year to hunt two national parks in the are. Again tags are required and each hunter that is drawn is given specific dates the may hunt. Also he is limited to one male and one female deer. One taken the deer them must be taken to a specific location for inspection. I think the amount of groups and number of hunters are selected depending on a count done each year by the parks people (not certain about this). Hog deer are small with a stag standing less then meter and a really fat one weighing 50kg.
    Antlers are always maximum of six points and anything over 14-15" is considered a good trophy. 16"+ is exceptional. Hog deer are a very good eating and are probably more closely similar to Sambar deer then Axis (Chital) in taste. Of all the species of deer in Australia this one is the hardest to get for most hunters as hunting opportunities are limited. Access to private property is very hard as the area is fairly populated with property sizes fairly small. Most hunters that have access rarely share this privilege with anyone other then the clesest of friends.

    Again as bluey mentions the area was actually a site of the first Sambar deer release in Australian and now there are very few sambar there, as they found the High country of north east Victorian and beyond more to there liking and are thriving. Population continues to increase, hunters have lots of opportunity to hunt this amazing animal in any state forest and even some national parks with only a game licence that can be purchased anytime.
     
    RickK likes this.

  6. RickK

    RickK AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    19
    Member of:
    Life Member: SCI, DSC, NRA, CPRA
    Hunted:
    Argentina: [Santa Fe, San Luis, Cordoba, La Pampa, Mendoza, Entre Rios, Buenos Aires, Neuguen], Brazil, Canada: [British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, NWT], Iceland, Mexico: [Campeche, Aguascalientes, Baja, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sinoloa], Mozambique, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay, U
    As Richteb and Bluey noted correctly - these are Hog Deer! Thanks guys!
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice