Fallow Buck Hunting in New Zealand
The fallow deer or fallow buck (Damadama) is one of the most attractive of the deer family and was amongst the first species successfully introduced to New Zealand in 1864.
Our herd of Fallow Deer at Leithen Valley Hunts hails from the herd that was realised in the blue mountains that dominate the skyline 20 miles east of our hunting area. Fallow deer at Leithen Valley Hunts are roaming the rolling hills along with the mighty Red Stag. They hug the edge of our beautiful native beach forests in which they thrive!
We hunt our Fallow by the way of spot and stalk and the avid bow hunter who is willing to put in the hard work can also be successful. The Bucks rut from the middle of April until the middle of May and during this amazing time of year at Leithen Valley Hunts, our guests can likely see two majestic Bucks going toe to toe or listen as the hills come alive with bucks croaking.
Once harvested the Fallow Buck sports a beautiful set of antlers and skin, and to top it off they have arguably some of the most delicious meat out of all New Zealand’s big game species. Don’t hesitate to come witness these beautiful animals with the Leithen Valley Hunts team.
Kenneth Luschei"Amazing experience! Amazing people! It was like staying in a hotel! Bed made each day, amazing food! I’d recommend this hunt to anyone! I was lucky enough to be successful and harvest several animals but regardless Rach and everyone made me feel like family!”