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Old 07-03-2019, 12:23 AM   #1
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So, I'm just getting home from my slice of Texas up in RS and while checking the game cams I came across this little fella. Is he a WT deer? I'm a bit confused given that he has black horns/antlers and they don't appear to be in velvet.




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Old 07-03-2019, 06:35 AM   #2
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i dont think so..... i couldnt tell you what it is though. red deer?
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:47 AM   #3
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Def not a whitetail but no help on what it is.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:00 AM   #4
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Sika
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:44 AM   #5
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Sika Deer
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:58 AM   #6
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Sika. The black velvet is one of the coolest features of a Sika IMO. His fur will prob change to jet black as he gets his winter coat as well.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:58 AM   #7
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Thanks gents. I thought he looked a bit odd to be a WT. hopefully he makes it to maturity.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:14 PM   #8
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Definitely a young sika
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:21 AM   #9
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I have heard that sika make a small whistling type shrill noise like an elk, but At a lower volume. Again, just saying that someone told me that, I really ain’t sure. Do you ever hear anything like that in your area?
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:40 AM   #10
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I have heard that sika make a small whistling type shrill noise like an elk, but At a lower volume. Again, just saying that someone told me that, I really ain’t sure. Do you ever hear anything like that in your area?
Yes they definitely bugle, not as loud as an elk but definitely loud. It’s a 1-2 pitch bugle/whistle that lasts for 2-3 seconds and is usually repeated 3 times. If you’re close enough to them, you can hear the growl/guttural part at the end of the bugle.

Edit: This may be just a guy whistling, but the sika bugle sounds very very close to this

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Old 07-12-2019, 05:41 PM   #11
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Yes they definitely bugle, not as loud as an elk but definitely loud. Itís a 1-2 pitch bugle/whistle that lasts for 2-3 seconds and is usually repeated 3 times. If youíre close enough to them, you can hear the growl/guttural part at the end of the bugle.

Edit: This may be just a guy whistling, but the sika bugle sounds very very close to this
Sika bugle by whisle - YouTube

I have heard that sound before just that it was a bird...lol. Man, canít wait to hunt my place come this fall.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:14 PM   #12
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I'm going with Sika as well
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