Sika deer Killed November 2017

Recurve77

10 pointer
Aug 7, 2012
1,642
I’ve been fortunate to be able to hunt a farm in Billtown Rd/ Seatonville Rd/Floyd’s Fork area for the past 9 seasons but have yet to see or get a pic of one of the Sitkas. Someone told me a few years ago there were some in that part of the county and I didn’t think they were serious. Guess they were!
 
Last edited:

Regulator623

12 pointer
Nov 16, 2006
3,379
Eastern Kentucky
We have Sika deer on the eastern shore of maryland and they dont look like that. Looks like a calf, thus the non-gamey taste. :)

At first glance, I have to admit that I thought it was a calf also. Reminded me of a story a guy that I used to work with told me about taking his cousin deer hunting for the first time up in Northern Kentucky a few years back...at lunch time when they all met back up at the check-in station to see what was brought in, there was his cousin wearing a big smile...he had some farmer's billy goat in the back of his truck with his deer tag attached to it...killed it at 150 yards with a perfect shot behind the front shoulder. I bet people are still talking about that one up there...lol
 

Mudbone

8 pointer
Feb 14, 2005
834
Bullitt County, Ky
I've traveled the Snyder for the last 22 years and i've seen the Sika deer on 2 occasions. The first time i saw them, there was one male and 5 females. He sported a handsome rack. The second time, there were 8 females. I've also seen a white deer on that same particular farm. Not sure if it was a true albino, but white nonetheless. I have a few friends that work for a construction company that did work on this piece of ground as well and seen sika deer there on multiple occasions. I was also told by local residents that years ago, someone in that area had a collection of exotics and most likely some were released or had escaped.
 

jayder85

10 pointer
Jan 6, 2011
1,462
Mountains of Eastern KY
Nice! I have seen the Sika Deer up there before. I saw them from the Gene Snyder while driving through. Just south of the Snyder near the Billtown exit. I hunt my in-laws place down on Routt Rd. It would be a haul, but I would shoot one in a heartbeat if they ever made it this far.
 
Sep 13, 2016
35
I just passed the Farm off of the Gene Snyder and there was a couple of those deer eating at one of the feeders. They were dark brown with white rumps. I travel through there quite often and that's the first time I've seen them. Pretty cool looking deer.
 

WILD

12 pointer
Sep 7, 2009
2,322
hick town,ky
I have heard guys talk about them a few years back on here also.also in the same area as you guys are speaking about too.
 

Mob169"

6 pointer
Aug 14, 2010
386
I hunt the same area. Congrats. Its definitely a Sika deer. I had one crossed the road in front of me on seatonville. They bound like a mule deer
 

Coot_Meurer

10 pointer
Nov 4, 2006
1,387
Not here anymore
Congrats on bagging the best form of venison of all the deer species. I would pass up a B&C whitetail for a sika spiker.

I have hunted successfully several times in Scotland, and will be heading up to MD to give them a go in Jan of this year. If you really want to focus on them, a sika whistle call in mid to late Oct will work wonders. They are very aggressive during their rut.

There are several subspecies, but outside of TX they are almost all the Southern Japanese sub species. Out in TX they have some of the manchurian subspecies and these are much larger antlered.

Oh, and not trying to be a grammar nazi or anything - but these are SIKA (pronounced SEE KA, unless you are in MD then they say SICK AH). The SITKA are a type of blacktail found in Alaska, and are a completely different genus and species.
 

Ginsenghunter

10 pointer
Jul 5, 2010
1,236
On the line
I'm not sure what constitutes a small population but Floyd's Fork ain't hurting I can promise you.
Yes they hop like mule deer,
They sound like cats fighting when they bugle. It is very odd.
They eat more corn than whitetail too!!
What we have found is they love the thickest areas and don't stray too far from that.
I bet I have watched a record stag walk by before. That dude is a monster. The landowner loves them and he won't let us take one.
That's cool. You have to abide by the rules!
 

Attachments

  • 61395.png
    61395.png
    721.4 KB · Views: 413

jim rifanburg

6 pointer
Jul 27, 2016
178
A friend of a friend killed one this morning in Maryland he gonna send me pic and I'll put it up here when I get it said it was a big one
 


Latest posts

Top