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Sika Deer? #6345531
10/11/18 09:22 PM
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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345548
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Looks like a Good One!!

Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345551
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It does look like a sika deer. I have some fallow deer in my area. I know the guy the fallow deer escaped from, back in the eighties.

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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345557
10/11/18 10:03 PM
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Yeah, that's a nice one too. Should be some hinds there as well then. They are the best eating deer walking.




BTW: now is near the peak of the rut for them and he should have a wallow or several there.

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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345746
10/12/18 05:00 AM
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I'd like to hunt Sikas one day.They're not too far from me.I saw a fallow buck one day crossing the road near where I hunted.Was neat seeing it.I know who it escaped from but it was wild.


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345817
10/12/18 11:38 AM
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Are the then considered-shoot anytime because of being invasive?


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345820
10/12/18 11:43 AM
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There was one wandering around here a few years ago, game and parks made a point of saying it was illegal to shoot it because our deer permits are just generic "deer" permits, they're whitetail or mule deer permits, making sika and fallow deer illegal to shoot. Check with your game and parks dept.

Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345904
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He's fair game.


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6345913
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Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
Are the then considered-shoot anytime because of being invasive?


No.


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345916
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They should be...cull anytime they're seen so they dont breed, or consume the habitat from a Native species.


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6345953
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I think we are too late for that.

Same corn pile.




Here are some trees they've been rubbing.






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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6346029
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Are they the same as the asian deer that are in Southeast asia and the Island offshore there? From souther Japan down. the antlers look the same......jk


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6346221
10/13/18 12:43 AM
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I don't know how much they may compete with whitetails. I'm guessing not so much. Sika (a type of elk) are grazers, while Whitetails are browsers. Each will vary from their diet, but the majority of their diet behaviors are quite different.
I have gutted many sikas and whitetails in the late fall on the same refuge and the body fat in the sikas was phenomenal, while body fat was nonexistent in the whitetails.
I have taken several whitetails from a nearby area with very similar habitat which lacked sikas (geographically separated) and they did not have any body fat to speak of either.
This leads me to believe that both areas were lacking in suitable whitetail browse vegetation, while there was plenty of grazing vegetation available for sikas to thrive.

Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6346246
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Anyone know how difficult it would be for a non resident to find a place to hunt Sika deer? Preferably archery hunt them without a guide?

Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6346497
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Plenty of state land with sika deer populations. 5-10 minute drive from Salisbury. Plenty of lodging available, short on taverns and such but you can't have everything.


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6346509
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Don't they mostly live out on the Salt Marsh and phragmite's?

Re: Sika Deer? [Re: jk] #6346510
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Originally Posted By: jk
Are they the same as the asian deer that are in Southeast asia and the Island offshore there? From souther Japan down. the antlers look the same......jk

I think you might be thinking of something like sambar or rusa deer.
I was on a little island near the Cambodia /Thailand border a few years ago that was crawling with deer. Definitely not sika deer, some sort of sambar or rusa, they were little guys, maybe 80 pounds.




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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6346569
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Originally Posted By: HobbieTrapper
Plenty of state land with sika deer populations. 5-10 minute drive from Salisbury. Plenty of lodging available, short on taverns and such but you can't have everything.


Thank you, I will start looking into it further.

Re: Sika Deer? [Re: PineDoggin] #6346579
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Originally Posted By: PineDoggin
Don't they mostly live out on the Salt Marsh and phragmite's?


I guess population has pushed them to higher ground.


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Re: Sika Deer? [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6360513
10/30/18 04:33 AM
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I have read that the Sika deer we have here did originate in Japan.I'd love to hunt them myself.Have never hunted the public land where they are.


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