That second beast showed hardly any reaction to the shot. What calibre were you using, did you find it, and lastly where was the strike?
I have no experience of Sika, I heard they were tough, but that Stag hardly flinched!
Kind regards, and thanks for posting,
That stag only made it 20yards in to the tree line and was hit right behind the shoulder into the lungs
i was using my 25-06 with 100 gr nos ballistic tips and the shot was 220yards across a valley
they are one tough beasty! Thanks for taking the time to reply. I would have been less than confident of finding that one judging by the lack of reaction. Is that normal, it hardly seemed to notice the impact at all.
A big sika stag in the middle of the rut, you will never be able to predict how they will react.
it could have been becouse there were other stags around and he was a bit pumped up because of them that he didnt react