Hunting Season: 16 August – 31 December
Rutting Season: September - October
Hunters and local gamekeepers have estimated that the Sika's wariness and "cleverness" makes it three or four times more difficult to bring to bag than a Red or Fallow deer. It has also been said that Sika are much more tenacious of life, and harder to kill with a rifle bullet, than the native deer of Europe.
Dybowski Sika Deer (Cervus nippon Dybowski), was introduced and brought into the Czech hunting estates from the Far East. It belongs to one of the largest species of Sika Deer.
Sika Dybowski was imported from northern Manchuria, where it prefers the wooded areas with dense brushwood. Sika Dybowski adapted very well in European hunting estates. The summer coat’s color is dark brown with many white spots on the back with an even darker stripe. Winter coat’s color is darker with very light spots, fur is long and thick.
The outside of the hind’s limb it has distinctive tufts of hair where the scented glands flow out, used for marking their territory. The Stag weights 130kg, reaches a length of 1.9 m and height of 1.2 m. The antlers are big and vary in size. A stag commonly reaches an eight to ten point antlers.
Even though the Sika Dybowski rutting season is around a month later than at the European Red Deer, there is a very often a mutual mating. Gestation takes 218-229 days and brings usually 1-2 cubs. In the rut season the Sika stag whistles and the hauling echoes in high tone interrupted with short whistling. Besides grass chewing Sika Dybowski feeds itself on buds of trees and shrubs, fruits, etc. This causes considerable damages to the forests in the Czech and Slovakia hunting estates. Sika Dybowski was first introduced into the Czech and Slovak hunting grounds at the turn of the 20th Century. However, often alongside the Japanese Sika were often the two species breed. According to my observation this is the most aggressive species to other deer species.
A variety of accommodation is available from magic chateaus and luxury hotels to traditional lodges.
Licences & Permits
We'll take care of all the necessary paperwork and shooting licences.
Guns & Equipment
Deer hunting requires rifle. Appropriate cartridges can be supplied upon request.
Temperatures in the winter season are cool to cold; November to February ranges from 5° to -10°C. If you're in doubt about the most appropriate clothing to wear just call us on +44 208 123 0993.
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