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SAMBAR DEER

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Sambar deer

Stalking, Highseat, Bowhunting, 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.

Native to Asia, populations of sambar in the deep bush country of Australia make a great glass, walk-up and stalk game.

They are also the prime food source for the Bengal tiger in the deeply jungled forests of India. Sambar deer hunting is thick shrub hunting at its best.

The 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 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 enthusiasts.

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