New Zealand Sambar Deer Hunting

The best free-ranging sambar deer hunting in New Zealand

New Zealand Sambar Deer HuntingThere are very few places in the world where Sambar deer can be hunted.

New Zealand Sambar deer hunting in the Wanganui-Manawatu region is very good with a high population of sambar deer and great trophy quality. Get More Information

This is a difficult hunt for an elusive animal but considering the scarcity of hunting opportunities for Sambar deer, it doesn’t get much better. This hunt offers a rare chance to see good numbers of sambar in an area with excellent trophy quality. Good optics are essential as you will glass endlessly through this hunt.”

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Free Range New Zealand Sambar Deer Hunting

Sambar Deer HuntHunting Season
In the Wanganui-Manawatu region on the North Island of New Zealand, the Sambar season is only a few weekends from mid August through September. Sambar deer hunting can only take place on private land.

Success Rates and Trophy Quality
On a typical sambar stag hunt, you will see 10-20 sambar deer per day. Trophy stags are very elusive and mostly seen in poor light, early and late in the day. Success rate is around 50% on mature stags measuring from 26-30″.

Combo Opportunities
There are many combo opportunities in New Zealand.

Wanganui-Manawatu region on the North Island of New ZealandTravel
US hunters fly from LA, twelve hours across the Pacific, to Auckland New Zealand. There is also a three hour flight from Australia. Upon arrival in Aukland you will take a short one hour flight to Palmerston North regional airport. Hunters will be met by guides with 4WD vehicles and drive 2 hours to the coastal “station” (ranch) for hunting.

Accommodation on this sambar deer hunt is in comfortable cabins that have hot showers. If you wish, a luxury lodge is also available for an extra fee, and must be arranged in advance.