New Zealand’s majestic Southern Alps hold some of the finest Big Game Animals to be found anywhere in the world. Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand offers fair chase Hunting safaris on exclusive privately-owned land where both record book ‘Free Range’ & ‘Game Ranch’ trophies are regularly taken. In addition we personally arrange and guide safaris into the most remote corners of New Zealand and Australia – the choice is yours.
About Sambar Deer


The Sambar Deer (Cervus Unicolor) is another Asian import that outside its natural range is found only in the North Island of New Zealand. Regarded as one of the most cunning of all the deer species, the Sambar is very much in demand as a trophy animal.

The Sambar is the largest of the deer species. Bigger than a Red in body size, a typical trophy head will carry a 3×3 (6-point) rack.

Typical Sambar habitat is thick scrub and trees, and any hunter who experiences the fog horn-like alarm of a Sambar at close quarters for the first time is going to get the shock of his or her life. Big and cunning, the Sambar makes for a great trophy animal.

We offer trophy hunting for Sambar on exclusive free range private land and through good management practices, we have some of the largest Sambar available in the South Pacific. Sambar hunting runs April through December and the ‘Rut’ can fluctuate from May/August.

Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand


We offer packaged hunts for Red StagWapiti (Elk)TahrChamoisFallow DeerSambar DeerRusa DeerSika DeerWhitetailWild BoarGoatRam and Water Buffalo to name a few. Our Hunting Guides are highly qualified professionals with many years of guiding experience to ensure both your safety and success, while enjoying an exciting hunting experience.

The opportunities are endless, simply tell us how much time you have, what you wish to do and target and let us customise a safari for you, we recommend you fill out our Request a Quote form, we will get back to you with some more information and a detailed quote or please feel free to Contact us today to discuss your requirements (see FAQs) and we will cater a package that suits your needs!

Photo Galley of Sambar Deer