Where to hunt Sika Deer
Sika deer originated in East Asia, but now the only country within its historic range where you can legally hunt it is Russia. For a true wild sika deer hunt, visit Primorski Krai on the Pacific Coast; in other areas of the country the offers for sika hunting imply introduced animals on game farms. Sika deer was at one point widely introduced, either as an ornamental animal or for hunting purposes, into many other countries, including the USA, New Zealand, the British Isles, the Czech Republic, and other European countries.
The price of a sika deer hunt depends greatly on the location. In Europe, a non trophy cull or doe hunt may cost about $500 a hunter a day, but a trophy fee for a spectacular record-book animal can rise the bill into the $3,000-$5,000 range. On Texas game ranches a trophy sika deer hunt will cost about $3,000. New Zealand deer hunting packages that include sika deer may be priced at $9,000 or so. Perhaps the best bargains are Russian hunts, where for $4,500-5,500, without an additional trophy fee, you get to hunt a true wild animal in its native – and totally awesome – environment.
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Primorski Krai, or Primorye, the original home range of the sika deer, is a unique area on the Pacific coast of Russia, where tigers and Himalayan bears coexist with brown bears, sable, and other denizens of Siberian taiga. Here are seven reasons to explore this wonderful land – sika deer being one of them.November 9, 2017 Do Tigers Call Deer? 7 Facts a Hunter Must Know About Primorye.
When to hunt Sika Deer?
Sika deer hunting opportunities for introduced animals and on high fence operations can often be found a year round, but the hunter who seeks to harvest a trophy buck should consider their antler growth schedule. In the Northern Hemisphere sika deer shed their antlers in April, and drop the velvet in August, in time for the rut (which usually happens in late September – early October). In Russia the sika hunting season runs from September 1 to January 15; most outfitters suggest that the earlier into the season the better the hunting.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (9)
Sika deer are highly adaptable, and developed their own set of predation avoidance techniques that may puzzle a hunter who’s used to hunting other deer. For instance, sika deer may hide in a scenario when other deer will flee, and vice versa. They can be harvested by a variety of hunting methods, including calling, waiting from a high seat over feeding grounds or a salt lick, and driven hunt. But the most popular method perhaps is a combination of calling and spot-and-stalk during the rut.
Why hunt Sika Deer? All hunts (27)
Sika deer is a smallish, but beautiful animal, and even the adults’ skins feature white spots. The bucks carry thick, branched antlers, that neither crown like with red deer nor palmate like with fallow deer. All points grow from the same stem, there are typically four points on each side, rarely five, and almost never six. Sika deer antlers in velvet stage are highly prized by traditional Chinese medicine (and do contain some substances that actually have medical effect), which at one point nearly led to the species’ extinction. Fortunately, deer farming appeared as an alternative source. Sika deer hunting provides delicious and healthy venison, an unusual and beautiful trophy, a challenging hunting experience, and in some cases an opportunity to visit some of the most amazing environments on this planet.
Deer & Exotics Hunt United States
This is an all-inclusive offer for a 3 days hunt, 2 nights lodging and trophies of your choice. Your Texas hunt takes place on our private ranches, located in an extremely high density, animal rich part of the Hill country loaded with multiple species of free range exotics and trophy whitetail deer. We are a fully licensed and insured hunting outfitter specializing in low fence guided Texas archery and rifle hunting for whitetail deer, axis deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope, fallow deer, Rio Grande turkey, and several sheep species. We also offer many other exotic hunts to complete your Texas year round hunting adventure.
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 1 April 2017 31 December 2020
Late Season Southern Alps Hunt New Zealand
Whether we are guiding you around, showcasing the best of our country, or reliving your tales from earlier in the day, we guarantee you’ll feel at home when hunting with our family.Come as visitors, leave as friends. We provide a home for one of the largest privately owned trophy red deer herds in the South Pacific. Thanks to decades of carefully focused game management the quality of our Red stag is unbeatable. This is how we’ve gained considerable acclaim for producing world class trophies, with stags scoring in excess of 600SCI and 20kg of antler. A trophy this big provides our hunters with a genuine ‘larger than life’ experience – it’s an exceptional time that you’ll never forget.
Trip duration: 5 - 21 days
Trip available on: 1 June 2020 31 July 2020
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