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  Sika Deer Fact Sheet
Sika deer inhabit marshes, swamps, and associated woodlands and agricultural fields in Dorchester county.
Sika deer feed primarily at dusk through dawn on marsh vegetation, grasses and agricultural crops such as corn and soybeans.
Sika deer males (stags) are very territorial and keep harems of females (cows) during the breeding season or rut.
www.dnr.state.md.us /wildlife/sikadeerfs.html   (183 words)

 Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)
Sika antlers have 3-4 points branching from a main beam; there is no palmate growth as in the fallow deer.
Texas sika range in size from 76-89 cm shoulder height and 45-80 kg for the smaller Japanese and Formosan varieties to 89-109 cm shoulder height and 68-109 kg for the larger Dybowski’s variety.
Formerly, sika were native from southern Siberia and the adjacent Japanese island of Hokkaido south, along both the mainland and islands, to southeastern China and Formosa.
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 Sika deer: Kaweka Forest Park hunting
Sika deer (Cervus nippon) are originally from Asia and were introduced to the North Island of New Zealand at the start of the century.
The summer coat of sika deer is typically a sleek bright chestnut colour which grades to a creamy white on the belly.
Sika deer typically have a distinctive fl dorsal stripe which extends from the ears to a patch at the base of the tail.
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 Sitka Deer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sika deer is native to eastern Asia.
The sika was long considered sacred in Japan and is valued in China for its antlers, which are used in traditional medicine.
This deer is pale brown and spotted in summer and dark brown, with or without spots, in winter.
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 Sika Deer cervus nippon
Males Sika Deer are commonly known as Stags, and the Females as hinds.
Originally the Sika deer was distributed in eastern Asia, being found in Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, the Ussuri area Russia, and the Chinese province of Manchuria.
Sika Deer can increase there populations rapidly, this is because many females conceive each year and because in fact mortality is relatively low when compared with other species of deer.
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 Sika Deer
Sika deer are widespread in Japan, and readily become tame; at one time they were regarded as sacred.
The present Hokkaido deer population is still concentrated in the eastern half of the island, and many deer that frequent other parts of the island migrate back to this area during the winter months.
Deer are also present in the more populated islands of Japan: for example, in the ancient capital city of Nara, they wander at will among the temples, and are much photographed (and fed) by tourists.
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 Sika deer, Japanese deer
Activity in the sika deer occurs mostly from dusk to dawn, though daytime activity is not unknown.
Sika deer are highly vocal, with over 10 individual sounds known, ranging from soft whistles to loud screams.
The sika deer is regarded as sacred in Japan.
www.ultimateungulate.com /Artiodactyla/Cervus_nippon.html   (0 words)

 Sika Deer information, ecological notes about sika, pictures, sounds and video clips   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sika calves at birth have a distinctive baby coat similar to the summer coat of the hind, albeit browner and with fewer spots.
Sika are predominantly grazers, feeding heavily on grasses, broadleaf buds and twigs, heather, fruits, fungi and acorns.
Sika drop single calves, with the stronger stag calves leaving their mothers for stag groups in March and the yearling hind calves being driven away at their mother’s next calving.
www.deer-uk.com /sika.htm   (2757 words)

 The Sika Deer Cervus nippon
The Sika Deer is particularly hardy and is able to stand the severest of winters.
Sika Deer are active mainly at dawn and dusk, when they leave wooded areas to search for food.
Sika Deer were originally introduced onto Brownsea Island in 1896, they soon swam across Poole Harbour and set up a population in Dorset, which now has one of the highest concentrations of Sika Deer in Britain.
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Sika, an oriental elk, has flourished on Assateague Island since the l920's when a few pair were released on the north end of the island.
Sika are much smaller (average adult weight 75 lbs) than white-tailed deer, and are characterized by their rich brown, often spotted coats.
Like the white-tailed deer, sika are abundant in the refuge's woodlands and meadows and are especially attracted to new, early successional vegetation.
www.fws.gov /northeast/chinco/mammals.htm   (503 words)

 Sika Deer, Sika Deer Hunting, Deer Hunting, Big Game Hunting
Sika adult deer have a rack with a maximum of 8 points.
Originally native to Siberia, Japan and China, the Sika deer prefer a mix of Pine and leafy forests with bordering grasslands for grazing.
Sika bucks are very territorial and keep a harem during the rutting season.
www.battenkillhunt.com /sika-deer-c37.html   (0 words)

 Sika Deer - Assateague Island Wildlife
Sika eat the leaves of myrtle bushes, grasses, persimmons, shrubs, and other plants on Assateague Island.
Sika are highly vocal and at least ten different sounds have been recorded.
Sika deer have been transplanted to several countries and have been known to mate with red deer, therefore producing hybrids which are larger than Sika.
www.assateagueisland.com /wildlife/sika.htm   (0 words)

 National Trust | Brownsea Island | Wildlife & habitats | Sika deer
The Sika deer is a relatively recent arrival.
Sika deer were introduced from Japan in 1896, but, during the terrible fire of 1934, virtually all of the deer population swam to the mainland or died.
During the 1970s, the sika swam back, and have grown in numbers since then.
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 Sika Deer Hunting | Ranginui Hunting, New Zealand
A fully grown stag has typically 8 points with the odd stag having 9 or 10 points.
The Sika roar is quite different from other deer species, its best described as a scream or whistle, often ending in a grunt.
Sika are very alert and sometimes frustrating animal to hunt.
www.bigskynz.com /hunting/sika-deer.php   (85 words)

 The Deer Initiative
Sika originate from the Far East and some 13 different races are recognised, many of them endangered in their native countries.
Most sika in Britain are Japanese in origin and were brought first to Ireland in about 1860, to Powerscourt, and thence to a variety of places in England and Scotland.
In England sika are to be found in Lancashire and Yorkshire, southern Dorset and the New Forest.
www.thedeerinitiative.co.uk /html/sikadeer.htm   (244 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Long fight over sika deer herd to end today
Along with mute swans, mongoose, wild boars and reindeer, sika deer were classified as deleterious exotic wildlife in 1992, and it became illegal to have them, except for scientific research or display at an accredited zoo.
Sika deer, which have the body of a deer but elklike antlers, can breed with native elk, polluting the gene pool, said Capt. Steve Dauma of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The deer had a dog collar around its antlers and was trailing a length of rope, as if it had been tethered to a post.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002124950_deerguy20.html   (1440 words)

 Deer in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Red and fallow deer are primarily grazers (various grasses), but will supplement their diet with leaves of various trees, acorns, fruits, mushrooms and agricultural crops.
Deer have a strong sense of smell, and can smell the human scent off a fawn/calf if it has been touched and may reject it.
Approximately 4,500 wild sika deer or sikahybrids,2500 wild fallow deer,500 red deer and 400 red-like hybrids are legally shot and reported annually.
www.enfo.ie /leaflets/Deer.htm   (1412 words)

 Deer Antler to Nourish Blood, Bone, and Joints
The sika deer mainly lives in open woodlands and is typically a chestnut red to yellowish brown with white spots on the sides and a dark stripe extending from neck to tail.
Deer velvet is removed while the deer is under local anesthetic (which is a new practice in China and is a mandated practice in other countries that developed deer antler farming more recently).
Deer antler also has a substantial amount of gelatinous components, ones that have become widely publicized in recent years, though from other source materials: glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate (which is a polymer of glucosamine), and collagen.
www.itmonline.org /arts/antler.htm   (3727 words)

 Sika Deer Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sika Deer (Cervus nippon) is a typical member of the family Cervidae that is closely related to the Red Deer and Wapiti and inhabit mixed coniferous and deciduous forests to the north, and mixed subtropical evergreen forests to the south.
The only exceptions are possibly the Dybowski's sika deer of Manchuria and Siberia, and the sika deer subspecies that survive in Japan and Taiwan (Note: Sika Deer and Sambar Deer have been farmed for velvet antlers in Taiwan).
Deer are also present in the more populated islands of Japan: for example, in the ancient capital city of Nara, as well as the sacred island of Miyajima, they wander at will among the temples, and are much photographed (and fed) by tourists.
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 Maryland Sika Deer Hunting Guides and Outfitters by Hunting-Trips-R-Us   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sike deer is normally restricted in range to the eastern coast of Asia and the neighboring islands from Formosa to Manchuria and Japan.
Some Maryland sika deer hunting outfitters and guides have services that include lodging or cabins, and may also include food and supplies; or maybe equipment to ease the burden of packing for the trip.
Sika deer hunts are popular in the state and planning ahead is always the best course of action.
www.huntingtripsrus.com /sika-deer-hunting/maryland.html   (673 words)

 Back to basics: Deer taxonomy
The muntjac or barking deer is a tropical deer that uses both tusks and small antlers for combat.
Modern deer arose from two distinct lines recognized on the basis of the structure of the metacarpals (bones of the lower foreleg).
deer) are characterized by the retention of both distal and proximal parts of the metacarpals.
www.deer.rr.ualberta.ca /library/deertaxonomy/deerbasics.htm   (663 words)

 Sika Deer
Sika deer are found in southeastern Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, eastern China, northern Vietnam, Ryukyu Island and Taiwan.
Sika deer will use a stiff-legged bounding movement, called pronking, to escape from danger.
The Sika deer is endangered in Taiwan and in east-central China due to hunting and habitat loss.
www.eriezoo.org /sika_deer.htm   (368 words)

 Sika Deer
While sika deer on some ranches may appear to be purebreds of this or that subspecies, there is no way to be certain.
A strong brow tine grows close to the burr, a trez tine (no bez tine in sika deer) grows from the top or front of the main beam, and an inner top tine grows on the inside of the beam to form a forward-facing terminal fork.
HYBRIDIZATION The sika deer is either known or believed to crossbreed, or to be the result of hybridization, when in a game ranch environment.
www.safariclubfoundation.org /humanitarian/sensory/recordbook/dsp_AnimalDetail.cfm?Detail=SikaDeer   (804 words)

 Sika Deer Hunting Guides and Outfitters — Trips and Guided Hunts
Sika deer are just one of many different species of the deer family, which represent some of the most attractive and graceful of all mammals that are hunted.
Most adult sika deer are some shade of brown, varying from pail gold to a very dark brown, just shy of being fl, which helps sika deer blend in their surroundings.
When the antlers have reaches it’s shape and size for this deer, the blood circulation in the velvet is stopped, the velvet starts to dry up, and the sika deer {buck} then rubs the antlers on tree trunks and branches or just on small rocks, revealing the antler rack with no velvet.
www.huntingtripsrus.com /sika-deer-hunting.html   (1225 words)

 Deer in the UK - Sika Deer - Cervus nippon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Sika deer are now expanding their range and number, certain areas remain devoid of this species of cervidae.
Sika are of an intermediate size between Roe and Red, they have a similar coat (pelage) to that of Fallow but lack the length of tail and the distinct dorsal stripe.
Sika deer have probably the widest range of vocal displays of all the species of deer in Britain.
www.wilddeer.co.uk /sika-deer.htm   (694 words)

 Sika Deer Hunting at Ransome's Chesapeake Retreat
Sika deer differ in looks from native white-tailed deer as they are much shorter in stature.
Sika deer are primarily nocturnal and inhabit marshy terrain, and thus hunting can be very challenging and sometimes difficult.
Today, sika deer inhabit all of the lower Eastern Shore counties, with the highest density located in the marshes and wetlands of southern Dorchester County.
www.chesapeakeretreats.com /sika_deer.htm   (350 words)

 New Zealand Hunting Information, Hunting New zealand for Red Deer Chamois Tahr Whitetail Sambar Rusa Sika Fallow Elk
Sika (Cervus nippon) are deer of Asian origin, but were successfully introduced to New Zealand in 1905 via stock from Woburn Abbey Park in England.
While the NZ sika are sometimes known as Japanese deer or Jap deer, they have characteristics of several Chinese and Japanese subspecies.
Sika are now the second most common deer in New Zealand and are distributed across about 6000-7000 sq km of the central North Island in the Kaimanawa, Ahimanawa and Kaweka ranges.
www.nzhuntinginfo.com /printPage.php?pageName=./game/sika   (597 words)

Deer Management Region B’s white-tailed deer firearm bag limit is two antlered deer and 10 antlerless deer during the season that opens on Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9.
Deer hunters took 2,701 deer from private properties across 12 counties on Sunday last season, 12.5 percent of the two-week firearm harvest (private lands) for these 12 counties.
Firearms deer hunting combined with archery and muzzleloader deer seasons provides outdoor recreation for over 74,000 Marylanders, manages white-tailed deer and sika deer populations and contributes over $150 million to the state’s economy.
www.newszap.com /articles/2006/11/16/dm/eastern_shore_of_maryland/sports/dbspt01.txt   (786 words)

 Sika Deer - Exotic Profiles - Steve Mahurin: The Marksman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Japanese Sika is the smallest of the Sika deer.
These deer are reddish brown with the white spots in the summer and dark brown in the winter.
In fact Sika are smaller cousins of the Elk.They have been found to be able to crossbreed with elk and have the characteristics of the Sika, but are almost two-thirds the size of an elk.
www.themarksman.us /profiles/sikadeer.htm   (555 words)

Sika Deer originate from Asia and there are many sub-species.
At Carter's Pasture Sika Deer are predominately a cross of Formosan, Manchurian, and Debowski strains.
These deer are short in stature but are unexpectantly large because of their stocky build.
www.carterspasture.com /SIKA.HTML   (0 words)

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