Drops of rain rolled from countless species of emerald colored ferns, making footing difficult as we traversed the saturated and well-worn game paths etched into the mud of the canopy-covered hillsides. We were hunting a pristine property known as Kuranui, in search of red and rusa deer. Continue reading Jurassic Stags of Kuranui
The European Red Deer is the largest of all the red deer and an impressive sight in the field. While found in mainland Europe including Ireland and Scotland, the biggest stags are found in the mountains of Europe, as evidenced by the fact that all of the top ten were taken in Austria. Bold, wary and majestic, we present the Top Ten European Red Stag.
Editor’s note: Each Friday we dig into the Safari Magazine archives and run a classic story. This week, we join Bill Paulin as he hunts red stag in Poland circa 1986 in a traditional European hunting experience. This article originally appeared in the September/October 1986 issue of Safari Magazine
It was about 4 a.m. as my Polish guide, Ryszard Ryborczyk, and I edged our way quietly down a tiny dirt road toward the distant tree stand. Then we heard it. The unmistakable roar of the Polski (European) red deer – so close it seemed to shake the leaves off the trees. I’d hunted the world over but had never heard anything like it – certainly not from an animal that carries a rack of antlers! Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poland’s Roaring Stags
Editor’s note: Each Friday we post a story from the Safari Magazine archives. This week, we tag along on a hunt for red stag in Argentina. This story was first published in the January/February 2005 issue. Enjoy the adventure.
The heft of the Marlin rifle felt right for the job at hand. All we had to do was get within shooting distance of the big red stag, or ciervos rojos in this part of the world. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – The Roar of the Red Stag