Sambar

The sambar is the most cunning deer species in New Zealand and ensures a good challenge for the series trophy hunter. Limited to the North Island, only a few professional guides and outfitters have access to hunt this magnificent trophy. Nine Yards Safaris is one of those.

About Sambar

Sambar are known to possess the ability to live close to humans without being detected. A mature sambar stag can weigh around 700 lbs, with the dense antler making it a highly sought after South Pacific Trophy. And did you know this species does best in warmer climates, after it did originally come from Ceylon, India.

Hunting sambar

If the sambar is in a small clearing when it detects a hunter, it will drop quickly out of site and crawl sneakily on its knees back into the safety of the bush. To take advantage of the best sambar hunting opportunities with Nine Yards Safaris, Ian has some secret spots around the North Island so a sambar hunt will usually involve a fun road trip and a night or two away. What a great way to see a little more of New Zealand.

To talk about hunting sambar with Ian, drop us a line or email us to request a call back.  

 

Sambar

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Good friend Steve Le Blanc

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A monster Sambar

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Another success for the brothers

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Good points and paddles

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Pigman takes on New Zealand

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Archery success with a 400+

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Gils fantastic 10 point Sika

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The walk was worth it

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Bottom fishing on Hookin Bull