Following the recent thread on ballistic tips, some posters mentioned the almost mystical properties that people ascribe to Sika. Another said he should probably consult with a shaman on a mountain top before stalking his first
I've grown up stalking Sika. I started stalking them with .22 centrefires when we weren't allowed anything else. They are my favourite deer species, without a doubt. They are as much a part of my home county as the hills in which they live.
I've been surprised since joining Stalking Directory that people deem them difficult to stalk or kill. Do people think that they deserve this almost mystical status as super tough? Personally I don't. Yes they are very challenging to stalk, infuriating sometimes and they can run after well placed shots. However I think it is very off putting to new stalkers, who haven't yet stalked Sika, to hear that they are difficult to kill cleanly. They are not.
Does anybody else have any thoughts on this? Do they deserve this reputation?