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Stalking, Highseat, Bowhunting, Hunting from a Blind

Sambar Deer is a rare trophy big game and is hunted only in the South Pacific region. Sambar deer is also the most sought after trophy hunt in New Zealand and its antlers are highly appreciated by hunters. It requires some patience to hunt this beautiful game and the hunting is done either during early morning time or during late evenings. The hunt is not specifically physically demanding as compared to other deer hunt. The hunters need patience and right timing to win this remarkable trophy hunt. The hunting season in the south pacific region to hunt the sambar deer is between May-September month. Trophy Sambar deer hunting is thick shrub hunting at its best. The trophy species is best stalked at dusk, as they are a nocturnal species. Hearing their “fog horn” for a bark is a good sign that they are near but following tracks and particular plant patterns will also bring you, bushwhacking through, to the big deer hunt game. The shaggy haired Sambar are third in size among the cervid species, below elk and moose. Determination and patience pays off on a days' hunt for sambar and is a great memory for both rifle and bow hunters. The hunters make use of following hunting methods when they aim for a sambar buck hunt:

  • Stalking

  • Bow Hunting

  • Highseat

  • Hunting from a Blind

Packing deep into sambar country, glassing an impressive stag, and bringing him out is a great adventure for the most dedicated deer hunting enthusiasts and hunters. Native to Asia, populations of sambar in the deep bush country of South Pacific regions make a great glass, walk-up and stalk game hunt. They are also the prime food source for the Bengal tiger in the deeply jungled forests of India.

Basic Info

Scientific name: Rusa unicolor

Size: length: 110 cm

Weight: 180 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking

Continent(s): Southern Asia, Australia