Sika Deer Hunting & Kayaking in Florida

 
Americana Outdoors takes a look at the Sika Deer and how it’s an under the radar hunting opportunity. Then it’s off to join the Hobie team as they Kayak fish in Fellsmere Reservoir, Florida.Americana Outdoors takes a look at the Sika Deer and how it’s an under the radar hunting opportunity. Then it’s off to join the Hobie team as they Kayak fish in Fellsmere Reservoir, Florida.Americana Outdoors takes a look at the Sika Deer and how it’s an under the radar hunting opportunity. Then it’s off to join the Hobie team as they Kayak fish in Fellsmere Reservoir, Florida. The Sika deer has been introduced in Texas and elsewhere in the United States and they’ve really taken off in many areas. This location has a variety of Sika deer that have created a large enough population to sustain free range harvest of several of them a year. The meat is very tasty when properly prepared and much the meat harvested in this episode was donated to a wild game fund raising dinner. The sika deer (Cervus nippon) also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world. The sika deer is a member of the genus Cervus, a group of deer also known as the “true deer”.[citation needed] Formerly, sika were grouped together in this genus with nine other species. Now, only the sika and red deer remain, the latter being divided into three separate species: European red deer, central Asian red deer and American elk. Recent DNA evidence indicates these deer are not as closely related as previously thought, resulting in the creation of new species and genera. The genera Rucervus, Rusa, and Przewalskium are where most of the former Cervus species now belong. The ancestor of all Cervus species probably originated in central Asia and resembled sika deer. All Cervus species can crossbreed and produce hybrids in areas where they coexist (for example, introduced sika hybridize with native red deer in the Scottish Highlands, where this is a serious threat to the gene pool of the red deer population. It’s also been noted that Sika and Red Stag have crossbred in places in south and west Texas.
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  1. Mitchell
    Mitchell says:

    Great episode! Would love to shoot a sika deer one day! Love the o2octane camo! Keep it up!

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