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    Sambar

    Excuse my ignorance on the north island in general but do Sambar have any known public land range or are they only forestry and private land ?

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    The Santoft Forest, They issue permits from Bulls: Ernslaw One Ltd, 31 Bridge Street, Bulls, Tel: +64 6 322 1558.

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    Buy a spotlight.
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    So no then?

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    Thanks for the flood of pm everyone.

    Im not looking to hunt one in the near future just curious but they are on the "list"

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Thanks for the flood of pm everyone.

    Im not looking to hunt one in the near future just curious but they are on the "list"

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    You probably know more about Sambar than most now hahaha!
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    I doubt it.

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    Mostly private and forestry blocks. In the Manawatu there are 3 DOC blocks that you can ballot for...Roundbush, Moutua Swamp & Tawhirihoe Scenic reserve. They are small blocks, heavily hunted but they do hold a lot of animals. I live about 20min from these blocks. The other place to find them on public land is around the lakes around Rotorua. Oh yeah by the way hi everyone. First post but I've been watching for a while.
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    Welcome.

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    Mate asked me the question the other day "whats the deer with horse ears" Sambar
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    Cheers. So when are you heading up??

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntfishdive View Post
    Cheers. So when are you heading up??
    When my kids grow up and move out!

    Well hopefully before then but you know how it is.

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    iv hunted them in the motua block before, when i went there they ballot the permits at the start of every month i dont know if its still the same now cus that was a few years back, iv also hunted the santoft blocks, lots of animals in in both areas. they are sneaky little bastards but i managed to bag myself one in motua and spotted a hind in santoft but didnt get a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntfishdive View Post
    Mostly private and forestry blocks. In the Manawatu there are 3 DOC blocks that you can ballot for...Roundbush, Moutua Swamp & Tawhirihoe Scenic reserve. They are small blocks, heavily hunted but they do hold a lot of animals. I live about 20min from these blocks. The other place to find them on public land is around the lakes around Rotorua. Oh yeah by the way hi everyone. First post but I've been watching for a while.
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    I've hunted both the Manawatu/Horowhenua herds and the BOP one, also hunted them in Aussie. As you have probably been told, there is limited public access to them, best odds are in the balloted blocks in the Horowhenua areas. Failing that ask around, the best Sambar action happens on private land in NZ. Some nice stags coming out of the lower naki in the past few years hint hint

 

 

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