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What Kind Of Deer

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by GP1419, Jul 16, 2022.

  1. GP1419

    GP1419 Active Member

    Anybody got any idea what kind of deer this is, it was hit by a truck and he wants to mount it, I am pretty sure it is a pen deer that got out, just don't know if it could be a sika or fallow or some cross breed. Game warden was not sure but issued him a salvage tag. 20220716_152908.jpg
     
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  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have seen young fallow deer with antlers that looked like that. I have seen chocolate fallow deer that were similar to that color.
     

  3. GP1419

    GP1419 Active Member

    I think your right, the hide has spots on it.
     
  4. Robert Wise

    Robert Wise Member

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  5. SolarDeer

    SolarDeer New Member

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    Did he ever get it mounted? and figure out what it was?
     
  6. GP1419

    GP1419 Active Member

    Just wants to euro it and full tan the hide, still not sure what it is. I'm going with sika.
     
  7. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I do a lot of sika , that’s not a sika , ears are way to big for sika , that’s a fallow deer .
     
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  8. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Sika also have more rounded ear tips, fallow more pointed.
     
  9. SolarDeer

    SolarDeer New Member

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    That was my thought, I live in the UK while its antlers look a lot like a sika a "chocolate" 1/2yo sika certainly isn't common. 1/2yo chocolate fallow? very!

    The dark colouration with Sika comes with age the Nara park deer are quite a good example of that.