The Fallow deer, are a common deer species in NZ, with their population covering both the North and South Island in often isolated pockets. They were believed to be released into England from their origins in Turkey by the Romans in 1860, and over 50 years created a healthy and thriving population covering much of the country. The English then released this beautiful species to NZ in 24 sperate releases from 1860 to 1910. Until the late 20th century, the Fallow deer had remained in a small number of discrete wild herds, however that population has increased significantly since. Due to a mixture of both illegal releases and farm escapes, the Fallow deer is now the second most common deer in NZ. Contact us to find out more about Fallow deer hunting in NZ.