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Old October 10th, 2018, 09:35 AM #131
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First time hunting Sika. Was a little hot and thought the skeeters were going to suck me dry, but manage this little guy. Caught him growling at another smaller buck. Seems they are pre-rut, think males are ready but females have not come in yet.
Nice!!! One of the best eating animals on the planet! Veal of Elk!!!
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Old October 10th, 2018, 10:06 PM #132
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Congratulations.

Are sika normally that brown?
IMHO, at least the seasons I’ve seen them in person, yes. Or at least more brown than white tail are by the late season.
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Old October 10th, 2018, 11:17 PM #133
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Are sika normally that brown?
The stags are dark brown to very dark brown, you have to look pretty hard to see their spots (yup, they too have ‘em). Plus they are an elk, so they actually do wallow in the mud, making them really brown & kinda smelly sometimes. The does (I don’t care to call them “hines”) are much lighter in color and their spots are more visible. Very much agree with everyone here, the best game meat I’ve had outside of moose.

If you have the time, don’t mind driving a ways to get to where they live, and don’t mind donating a third of your blood supply to the local mosquito population, a sika deer of either sex is a decent hunter trophy and a pile of protein that tastes 2nd to none. Good luck.
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Old October 14th, 2018, 06:28 PM #134
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My season has been pretty crappy so far. I'm only able to get out in the woods on Saturdays and half of those the weather hasn't cooperated. I did managed to drop this little guy last night though.
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Old October 15th, 2018, 08:41 AM #135
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Finally made it into a stand Saturday evening at the family farm. Didn't see anything on stand got down just early enough to stalk my way back to the barn between the corn and soybean fields. It paid off with a small doe.
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After 50-60 hour work weeks since early august, I finally got a chance today to get into the woods with my bow. I found a fresh downed tree from the recent storm that I turned into a ground blind. It was right near a good deer path leading to a stream. No deer until walking out then jumped a buck out of his bedding. It was so nice being in the woods.
Also noticed the acorns are big and plentiful this year due to all the rain. There should be some big bodied deer this year and plenty of fawns this spring.
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Seeing a LOT of roadkilled whitetails.
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Saturday while picking up the new puppy in NOVA, watched an 8 pts make a scrap and stand up to kick the branch. Rut still be here soon I think
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Trying to wrestle with my ML to see if my changes/fixes will get it zeroed. Going to take off work at lunch time to do it. If it goes well and fast enough I am headed to Patuxent afterward to try to find a location or two to hang my stand Thursday morning. Maybe I will jump a deer while poking around (taking my crossbow with me).
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