Hello from the North isle of NZ. Having enjoyed hunting Sika deer for the last 35 years I am pleased to find you have them over there also.
They are a superb meat animal and also a first class trophy either for their headgear or beautiful spotted summer coat. What is the average size of their antlers there and what would be an exceptional trophy in score or length?
I have a lot of private areas to hunt here and would be interested in swapping a hunt with anyone interested.
Goats at 500yrds with the 223. 60g NBT @ 3200fps
Public land young stag shot at 754yrds
7mm08 waiting for an early morning public land Sika. 140 NBT @ 2935fps
7mm08 Alaskan Ti waiting for public land Sika
7mm rem mag getting set up for a 880yrd private land Sika Stag. 162 A-Max @ 3260fps
7mm rum imp waiting for Sika at 1320yrds. 180 Berger VLD @ 3471fps
1290yrd Sika Hinds
1550yrd Sika Stag
NZ Sika Stag 189 3/8ths Douglas score
Shooting Hares with the 7mm08 and 17hmr
Shooting crows with the 17hmr
BSA Century with a 17 hm2 chamber cut into the 17 cal liner for rabbits
Popular long range possie
just one more
Bush hunting is popular here also
308 Mohawk with Hs Precision stock
I suspect you are bored to tears by now, so I am off for another rest
Another day to hunt tomorrow, and we are in the middle of the Sika roar here, yeehaa