Sika Deer are a small elk introduced into Maryland in 1916 by private citizens. They are 2.5 feet high at the shoulder, weigh 50-100 pounds and originate from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan).
The Sika deer coat is dark brown to black. They also have a white rump. Males are larger than females and have antlers. Males also have a dark shaggy mane runing down their neck.
Sika deer inhabit marshes, swamps, and associated woodlands. Sika deer feed primarily at dusk through dawn on marsh vegetation, grasses, and agricultural crops such as corn and soybeans. Sika cows usually have one calf. Sika males (stags) are very territorial and keep harems of females during the breeding season or rut.
The majestic Sika deer would make a fantastic addition to any hunter's trophy wall. Check out some of the trophies our hunters were able to claim below. Click on any picture to enlarge the image.