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#5451567 - 12/01/14 12:37 PM Jap. Sika
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
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Did a last minute hunt at WRS on Friday with the wife and my 6 year old son. This was his first hunt were he actually got to see an animal taken. We plan to get him hunting in the next few years, after not connecting with an axis doe at a low fence place, we were after either an Axis doe or one of there special Jap. Sikas whatever presented itself. We were unable to get a shot on the Axis as they were wild and wooly but eventually put a a stalk on this nice Sika, He was a 3x4, there were some 4x4's in the other pasture but we could not get a shot on them. Once again WRS come through and I still think its one of the best values for your $ around for exotic hunting.






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#5451598 - 12/01/14 12:47 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Congrats and agree on WRS.

You were right around the corner, shoulda hollered.
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#5451675 - 12/01/14 01:15 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
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Loc: Mesopotamia
Nice Sika Steve...Hope to see one like it when we are there on December 21-22!

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#5451704 - 12/01/14 01:23 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
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Great photos sir, thanks for sharing. Congrats on a fine trophy and a great looking family! Baker
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#5451809 - 12/01/14 02:15 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9204
Loc: Chambers County
Nice buck! up

I went to high school with your wife.
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#5451907 - 12/01/14 02:48 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: Elkhunter49]
sparrish8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Great photos sir, thanks for sharing. Congrats on a fine trophy and a great looking family! Baker


Thanks we have one more little whipper snapper but he was too young to make the trip.

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#5451911 - 12/01/14 02:49 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
sparrish8 Offline
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Kdkane how did that last one you shot eat?

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#5452589 - 12/01/14 07:09 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
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Sika deer are definitely on my list and it looks like you got a really nice one. Congratulations!!!

What does WRS stand for?

How much was the hunt and was it the same price for any sika? or would it have cost more to shoot a 4x4?

Eddie


Edited by EddieWalker (12/01/14 07:21 PM)

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#5452950 - 12/01/14 09:40 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
don k Online   content
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Very good Jap. Sika
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#5453737 - 12/02/14 10:29 AM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
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Originally Posted By: sparrish8
Kdkane how did that last one you shot eat?


It ate really good Steve. It was some of the best venison we've eaten, better than axis to me personally. Only recently surpassed by the fallow I shot in October.

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#5453751 - 12/02/14 10:36 AM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
G ranch Offline
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cheers
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#5453777 - 12/02/14 10:44 AM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 316
Loc: Brazos County Texas
That is great that they were able to be there. My wife and 6 year old son were with me in Utah in October when I killed my bull. Son thought it was great. He was messing with some range finders and had given me a range to a location close tho where the bull came out. He will be hunting soon I hope.

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#5454118 - 12/02/14 01:34 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
Kobus Offline
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Registered: 09/16/14
Posts: 267
Loc: Kerrville/Del Rio
Good Jap. Sika!

Great to see that your son is out there with you! smile cheers

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#5455249 - 12/02/14 10:20 PM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 845
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
That's a nice Sika. We had a lot of them on the old ranch in Blanco County. It was always fun to listen to them bugle, or whistle, off in the canyons while on stand. We took several about that size. And yes, they eat really good!
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#5455747 - 12/03/14 09:26 AM Re: Jap. Sika [Re: sparrish8]
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Originally Posted By: sparrish8
Kdkane how did that last one you shot eat?


Sika is one of my favorite to eat. I personally have shot 4 over many years with Walter, including a monster in 2008. Congrats on a beautiful Sika and let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.


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Edited by WRS RANCH 1997 (12/03/14 09:36 AM)
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