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Maryland Elk #15304064 10/11/20
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Yup! Maryland Elk aka Sika Deer. Brother talked us into hunting them this year with archery on the Eastern Shore. Son managed to stick one. The deer came past me and I saw where it laid down about 60 yards from me just out of sight due to the vegetation. We gave him an hour, and sure enough, he was right where I thought he was. Not sure how this stag compares, only ever saw one other and that was at the taxidermist where we dropped the cape off. We hunted 3 days and this was the only sika we saw while in the stands. There were bugling like crazy so it was pretty cool getting to hear that.

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Re: Maryland Elk [Re: scoony] #15304097 10/11/20
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Pretty cool!

Re: Maryland Elk [Re: scoony] #15304129 10/11/20
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Nice job, I've always wanted to try for them sika deer.

I remember a few years ago the RMEF wanted to stock elk in western Md. but the landowners rejected the idea.

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That's a nice stag. They're some of the most tender and tasty meat too. Well done!

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Cool!


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Re: Maryland Elk [Re: scoony] #15309925 10/13/20
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I used to hunt them in VA on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Hunted right up against the MD line. They fun to hunt and good on the table.


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Very nice

Re: Maryland Elk [Re: scoony] #15310048 10/13/20
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Cool little deer right there. Grats


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Congratulations.

Re: Maryland Elk [Re: scoony] #15330917 10/21/20
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Congrats! I've only seen them on a driven hunt in Arnsberg, near Moehne Dam/Möhnesee, Germany, an area you will probably know from the movie "Dam Busters". Once they were kept in captivity but during or shortly after WWII the fence was damaged by fallen trees after a storm and lots of them escaped and the population exploded because they are not very easy to hunt. When are spooked/scared off they tend to pack which makes it almost impossible to place a shot without wounding others than the one you aimed at. But with the help of trained dogs the hunters managed to seperate them so they could be shot.


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