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the big spotted imported deer that can supposedly
inter breed with whitetails ?
some got out of a h.f. ranch near the outpost. one of the
country neighbors has already seen 'em around and up
and down the road.
 

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Axis?
 

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Sheridan5mm said:
? ? dunno. . . :-\
i only know of one exotic in this region i can
recognize, and that's those sheep that smell
like a week old bucket of minnows in august.
that and nilgai (close to the coast)
 

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Axis are spotted deer with three points per side. Some (not all) fallow deer are also spotted and normal when mature have palmated antlers. I doubt either would mate with white tail deer and doubt even more that such a breeding would result in a hybrid.
 

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still way over my shiny head :eek:


i do know that if i see one in an area where
i'm legally hunting that i can shoot one or more
with anything at any time with no limit ;)
 

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one of the country neighbors thinks they are
sika deer :-\
i still couldn't swear to it cuz i don't guess i've
ever seen one of those either.
 

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There are several different species of sika deer. Most are rather small with quite small antlers. Dobowski and I think Japanese sika are larger in body and antler but none I've ever seen are as big as an Axis deer. Sika tend to be very dark brown to almost black. They do not come in a spotted variety.
 

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Greybeard, maybe you're thinking of the Sitka deer, with a "t" in the middle? Like the ones that live along the northwest coast of North America.

Here's a picture of the Sika deer from a Wikipedia article. It looks like a big hairy spotted beast.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sika_deer
 

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After scanning over that Wikipedia article, apparently only the mainland variety has spots, with the largest males around 350 pounds.
The Japanese deers spots are almost invisible.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
well if i see one of whatever they are while
i'm deer bowhunting i'm gonna try for one.
if i see one in the yard, it'll get a topper lead buffet ;)
 

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Scibaer said:
atleast try and get a picture of one ;)

well. . .i would. .but about 2 weeks ago i was
broken into and one of the things they got was
my camera. :mad: (they didn't get the 35mm nikon
useless expensive ones that work better than
digital ) i won't get it back for a while until
there is a hearing. there isn't any reasonably
priced film or processing around here anymore,
so i'm sol on that count too.
anyway, i have to see one first before i can shoot,
fling arrows or epithets at one.
 

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You don't have your own darkroom?
 

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well some of the h.f. stock was on my
place before i got there. wasn't the spotted
"deer" though. some kind of deer looking
something with long horns similar to bent
pipe. real light tan w/ white belly. can durn
near jump the county black top road in one jump.
couldn't have been shot anyway, no safe shot.
they'd be shooting straight at me and i'd be
shooting straight at the neighbors.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
that's kinda what the neighbor described,
but it was before i got there.
couldn't have shot it anyway. no safe shot. :(
it was supposed to have been similar to a
whitetail, and that's pretty close.
 

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still haven't seen any yet and the
neighbors gone. i hope to find
out about the eating part ;)
 

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:mad: :mad: either a hartebeast or a eland (i think) :mad: :mad:
hard to tell after the buzzards do their thing
 
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