Weight: 36-45 kg’s (80-100 lb’s).
Height: 70 cm (28”)
Antlers: 3 points a side with the second tine on the inside of the main beam.
Trophy size: Representative trophies range from 12 to 15 inches in length.
History: Hog Deer from Sri Lanka (Ceylon- now considered extinct in this part of their native range) were introduced to Australia in 1860.
Hunting Hog deer: They are an excellent game animal and a small and difficult target. Alert and wary, they can quickly disappear into thick cover or tall grass. Hunting is best done from a stand or hidden vantage point. Like many tropical deer species they have no clearly defined rut.