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Old 10-12-2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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with my camera.

We have a few sika on our lease. The lady that owns the ranch doesn't have many rules. She is great. One of her only rules is to not shoot a sika. They are really cool animals. They tolerate people without spooking like whitetail and axis (and most other animals) do. I was admittedly a little disappointed to learn of the "don't shoot sika" rule, but I'm coming to not mind it so much. They're fun to watch. I would love to have just one like this one on the wall someday though. Beautiful animals.

The sika rut is at its peak right now. We saw several of them with does the past couple of days. All summer all we saw were the does. Never saw a buck on our place until last month. This weekend they were everywhere, courting all those does.



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Old 10-12-2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:39 PM   #3
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Neat stuff and great photos.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:52 PM   #4
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Great photo
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
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Nice shot
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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Awesome photos, thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:08 AM   #8
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Nice.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:49 AM   #9
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That’s a BIG sika
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #10
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That’s a nice one.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:11 AM   #11
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****** animal, great pic sir!
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:29 AM   #12
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Awesome pics and that a good Sika!
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:32 PM   #13
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Nice!
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:02 PM   #14
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Beautiful buck
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:21 PM   #15
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Nice shot!
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:24 PM   #16
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Very cool. Great pics.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:52 PM   #17
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Great photos and nice looking Sikas.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:59 AM   #18
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Great pics!
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:35 PM   #19
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Beautiful animal and great pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:47 PM   #20
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cool animals.

they are tasty too.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:13 PM   #21
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Awesome pics Shane! That's really cool that they really don't mind y'all- sounds like the rule is having an effect! I hope you get to make an exception in the future
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:15 PM   #22
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yeah, gorgeous animal...great shots!!
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:08 PM   #23
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Cool shots! Crazy how different animals can be on different places. One of the places we hunt between Junction and Sonora has sika and they are ghosts. Never see them and they don't tolerate people. It's a fenced place and they'll disappear from the cameras for months and then 6 or 8 of them will randomly show up all together. Neat little animals.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:22 PM   #24
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Cool shots! Crazy how different animals can be on different places. One of the places we hunt between Junction and Sonora has sika and they are ghosts. Never see them and they don't tolerate people. It's a fenced place and they'll disappear from the cameras for months and then 6 or 8 of them will randomly show up all together. Neat little animals.
All summer all we saw were does. Never saw a single buck until last month. I'm expecting that the bucks will disappear again once the rut ends.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:34 PM   #25
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Very good pictures.
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:01 AM   #26
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We had them on the last ranch I hunted. Only live one I ever saw was about this time of the year with my wife in a popup blind about 100 yards out. I wanted one badly but never had the opportunity. Cool animals though.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:38 PM   #27
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VERY nice!
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:41 PM   #28
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Thatís a big one too. Just watched the Meat Eater episode where they were hunting them in Maryland. Supposed to be great eating.


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Old 10-20-2019, 06:43 PM   #29
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Really crisp pics! Nice!
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:46 PM   #30
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Great shots. Interesting animals for sure after watching the meat eater episode
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:23 PM   #31
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Nice pics. Thanks for sharing
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:52 PM   #32
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Gorgeous
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:28 AM   #33
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very Nice!
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:11 AM   #34
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that's not a nice sika....... that's a great big beautiful sika
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:33 AM   #35
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Nice
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:05 PM   #36
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great shots! he is a wall hanger for sure. stinks you cant put him there.
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