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Sika Stags

I mentioned in my last post that Sika Stags are much more elusive than the hinds; you won’t find them feeding alongside the pigs. But when you have the opportunity the mature stags are well worth watching out for. The … Continue reading

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Sika, up close and personal

One of the benefits of feeding the pigs every morning is that we have a daily opportunity to watch a small herd of sika hinds get increasingly confident and close as they target their share of the pigs daily rations. … Continue reading

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New arrival

  This little sika calf is about 24 hours old and about the size of a new-born lamb. If you look carefully you can see her nose and eyes to the right of the picture as he/she watches us watching … Continue reading

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Now, that’s what I call greedy …

  When a guest goes out for an evening sika you don’t normally expect him to come back with three. And with one of them 50% short of a full set of antlers. And they were all shot within 500 … Continue reading

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First calves

We have seen our first deer calves of 2012 over the last few days. All sika calves at this stage; the red deer are a few weeks away yet. This morning we found a sika hind and her calf right … Continue reading

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The closing of the hind season

The hind stalking season closes tomorrow and we have been trying to get a last few stalks in. We haven’t been helped by a miserable turn in the weather which has brought low cloud, wind and rain. We are particularly … Continue reading

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