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    Character Sika

    Had a choice few days last week chasing Sika. When is it not a choice time chasing Sika? Been a lot of hunters around since the end of lockdown but managed to spy a few animals none the less. Knocked over a young 6 at 440 yards on day one with my mate who then nailed a hind at 300 who hadnít even moved from her bedding position after my shots!

    Went solo the next couple of days and managed to lay eyes on a nice mature character 10 point stag. A solid hit in the shoulder with the 284 anchored him on the spot at 140yards. Very impressed with the all round performance of the 162 ELD-M so far. Pretty cool character trophy and a good one to remove for the herd I think. Saw a few younger animals for the rest of my hunting but nothing mature so knocked over a yearling on the last day for some extra kai.

    Good times.
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    I like that character head, its a great trophy ! Do you think it had any red in it ? Reason I ask is the multi pointing that we see in Woburn Abbey deer comes from Sika blood introduced into the park, a mix of the two species resulting in unusual antler forms.
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    Real character head for sure, with those palmated or mutli point tops. The dog looks well pleased too.
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    yeah a character head , Cool
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    Fuck that's a funky head. Nice one
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    Cool trip Dylan, any day hunting Sika is a good one. Love the character stag too.
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    That is a choice looking stag alright, you tend to get a few malformed heads in the sika. Many years ago a late mate of mine shot a weird looking 4 pointer we named Pitch fork as the antlers were long and almost come together they also had a wicked twist to them.
    You are right about taking it out of the herd but he probably has already spread his genes. Cool trip well done.
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    That’s an awesome head alright, love those unique antlers
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    Did not know that Moose could swim that far Looks like its that or crossed with a fallow
    Cool head alright
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    I don't think it had any red in it, I'm no expert though so maybe. The palm is pretty interesting alright! Haha the No.2 haircut is another result of lockdown locks needing a trim. Thanks all
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    They have a red T sika Y on the skull......think its that way around.
    On the front join in skull, if thats wrong then im sure someone will correct me @stagstalker
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    @Sideshow, other way around. T for sika. I always remembered this because I worked for a Japanese company named Tachikawa which starts with T.

    The portion of skull between sika antlers typically has sutures that form a T shape with the bottom of the T leading up over the center of the forehead to branch into the T between the antler pedicles. A hybrid red x sika deer in contrast forms a Y shape. This is just one of the indicators that can be used to try and determine the makeup of sika/sika cross.

    https://www.wilddeer.net.au/2019/09/...murray-thomas/
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