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#7062153 - 02/01/18 04:55 PM Sika - What is considered trophy caliber?
SmokeyCheddar Offline
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A few sika photos below.....are the broke off guys record book caliber if they weren't broke?

Also I understand there's a couple types of Sika...these are Japanese, correct?




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#7062173 - 02/01/18 05:07 PM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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The middle one is a good one.

The bottom pic is a pretty average sika buck

this is a exceptionally large mature male. BTW these are japaneese sika....top out around 100 lbs. the Dybowski are larger about the size of a mature whitetail and the Manchurian are larger still.


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#7062235 - 02/01/18 05:43 PM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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#7062572 - 02/01/18 09:39 PM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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I was hunting Axis last summer With Pope Brothers and we got close (125yards) to a velvet horned Japanese Sika that was veryyyyyyyyy long. Sika deer don't do it for me but this buck was very long and had me reaching for my rifle before he bolted.
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#7062671 - 02/02/18 02:42 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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That Moultrie photo is indeed a big boy...thanks for responding.


Edited by SmokeyCheddar (02/02/18 02:42 AM)

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#7062908 - 02/02/18 08:45 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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Iíll put up a few more pics of trophy size Sika in a few min


I had always heard they were nasty to eat....I shot one when I was 13 and donít remember much of it

I shot a rutted up mature buck that was so stinky you could smell him 50 yards away.

Best eating animal Iíve ever tasted, and Iíve tried a lot of different animals
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#7062944 - 02/02/18 09:08 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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The first two are more typical of the average size of japaneese sika deer you will see. The bottom one is an extremely large specimen ( Gold Medal for R.O.E is 92"...he went 112")


Sika typically have 3 points per side with the larger ones growing a 4th. very interesting animals, the more I am around them the more I enjoy them.....very aggressive and will run just about anything off a feeder, except a aoudad I have found. they are miniature elk basically and behave in much the same manner.
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#7062975 - 02/02/18 09:27 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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Which Sika species is more prevalent in Texas?
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#7063044 - 02/02/18 10:09 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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#7063192 - 02/02/18 11:42 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: Black02z28]
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Originally Posted By: Black02z28
Which Sika species is more prevalent in Texas?


The ones I have seen free range have all been jap Sika.

High fence Iíve seen more dybowski and manchurian
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#7064022 - 02/03/18 06:07 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Great information - Thank you very much for responding. Helps a lot!

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#7064027 - 02/03/18 06:08 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85





The first two are more typical of the average size of japaneese sika deer you will see. The bottom one is an extremely large specimen ( Gold Medal for R.O.E is 92"...he went 112")


Sika typically have 3 points per side with the larger ones growing a 4th. very interesting animals, the more I am around them the more I enjoy them.....very aggressive and will run just about anything off a feeder, except a aoudad I have found. they are miniature elk basically and behave in much the same manner.


Thank you very much for your response - this really helps! Since I've gone to running five large 1500lb. feeders they have a constant and reliable source of supplemental food. We're low fenced so competing with whoever has best opportunity around us.

Before.... my smaller feeders were constantly running dry (4 hour drive each way so we didn't always make it out promptly) and the animals (Axis and Sika) were much more nomadic. For last year we're seeing same animals every time we pull camera cards.....Also noticed more and more does hanging around and we all know where they're at the bucks will eventually be too.


Edited by SmokeyCheddar (02/03/18 06:14 AM)

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#7064067 - 02/03/18 07:25 AM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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I don't have many Sika photos but here's one.
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#7064723 - 02/03/18 07:31 PM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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#7068325 - 02/06/18 01:50 PM Re: Sika - What is considered trophy caliber? [Re: SmokeyCheddar]
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