Sika deer Killed November 2017

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  1. Todd H

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    Awesome!! I live near the area and know for a fact there is a population. I read a few years back about why...think it was from one person who brought them in on his property...maybe in the 80's??
     
  2. KY Swamp Beagler

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  3. RackedUP

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    I've read the same thing and have saw them a few times traveling on the Gene Snyder.
     
  4. GregDeer77

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    Awesome to see a Sitka harvested in Ky. Congrats and enjoy!
     
  5. Scoony

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    Cool! I am heading up to Maryland in December and will be hunting them on the Eastern Shore. Brother hunts them every year, but this will be my first time. Cool that they are here in KY.

    BTW There seems to be a few different types of Sika deer with different spellings. The smaller dark brown ones like this one and in MD are a Japanese elk.
     
  6. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Very cool.
     
  7. childersb24

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    That’s crazy. Hard to believe out of all the cameras and hunters out and about each year, I personally have never heard of these critters being around here. Pretty cool and congrats.
     
  8. zone1

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    Curious how you knew you would not have to use your buck tag? Congrats
     
  9. 1wildcatfan

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    Yep. Real tasty. Like minature elk. Their bugle is more like a whistle. High pitched. Mostly nocturnal. Hunt them in swamps daylight and dusk.early season hunts are tough, mosquitoes the size of sparrows. :)
    never seen one like posted here. All brown with thicker hair on neck.
     
  10. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I also listened to the same podcast. The experts were saying that Sitka deer are considerably more difficult to hunt than white tail.

    I aslso was curious as to why Rinella didn't bring up the population here in Kentucky throughout the discussion. I would have thought he knew of them being here. Hell if I knew from reading this forum...I'd think the meager eater himself would
     
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  11. aaronc

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    Great story and I wasn't aware either....and I feel like I'm usually kinda up on these things. Thanks for posting pic..I did know what they were but just didn't know they were here. Best -Aaron
     
  12. Outdoor_np

    Outdoor_np 6 pointer

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    Congrats, cool trophy! I’ve heard reports of them being in KY but never saw one myself.
     
  13. yelper

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    That is too cool, congrats. I was in Ohio 10 years ago and pulled up a a guys place and a flippin' herd of axis does streamed across the gravel road in front of us. My buddy called the land owner and sure enough a game farm up the road had a bunch get out. You just never know what may show up.
     
  14. supergoat80

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    It's been a lot of years since I've seen them off the Snyder and was wandering about them the other day. Guess I have my answer. Congratulations to you that's a unique trophy.
     
  15. Drahts

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    Guys I hunted on the shore with used to drive em in late season mid day. Wet mess as a lot of that marsh is way deeper than you think. A 3x3 is a very big sika, I've seen a few 4x4's but not many. If your rifle hunting take good binos cause they are tough to pic out early morn and late eve. Unless your hunting a feeder.
     

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