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#1036298 - 11/14/09 08:25 AM Are Sika deer good eating?
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Anyone know? We've got sika free ranging our ranch. Guy shot one last weekend and I was wondering if it was something decently edible?


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#1036329 - 11/14/09 08:51 AM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: RobertYuras]
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i shot one along time ago...the meat wasn't bad. I don't know if it makes a difference or not, if its a bull thats rutting.

I liked it more than fallow (yuck!) or blackbuck

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#1036417 - 11/14/09 10:56 AM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: txtrophy85]
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The importance of good tasting deer meat lies more with the meat preparation then with the specie of deer. Any meat can taste good if cooked correctly. I had sika before and it was better then whitetail.

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#1036460 - 11/14/09 11:40 AM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: BillingtonRanchTaxidermy]
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Yes, they are very good.

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#1036973 - 11/14/09 06:28 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: 30378]
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I like em', they have very dark meat resembling elk. A little different flavor than whitetail but still very good.


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#1037059 - 11/14/09 07:32 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: tx270]
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Registered: 07/22/09
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Loc: Cleveland, TX
Originally Posted By: tx270
I like em', they have very dark meat resembling elk. A little different flavor than whitetail but still very good.


they should taste like elk, being that they are in the same family

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#1038599 - 11/15/09 07:26 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: da.wells]
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taste like chicken

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#1038703 - 11/15/09 08:04 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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i love it
denser than whitetail, darker for flavor
it is like elk
beats the pants off axis


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#1038728 - 11/15/09 08:12 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: wetduck]
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Originally Posted By: wetduck

beats the pants off axis


That's something I'd never thought would be said here. Now I got the itch for one.

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#1039303 - 11/16/09 07:03 AM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: devildog28]
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Loc: austin area
sika are tasty

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#1041201 - 11/16/09 08:07 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: luv2brode]
jim1961 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
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Loc: Richmond, Texas
they are very tasty


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#1041413 - 11/16/09 09:03 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: jim1961]
mark a Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Portland,Texas
Mine sure tasted great.


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#1043894 - 11/17/09 05:47 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: mark a]
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I always tell people to cool the meat as soon as possible.

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#1043911 - 11/17/09 05:50 PM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: TexasEd]
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
I think sika are way better than axis too. The one I shot was awesome.

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#1045026 - 11/18/09 07:00 AM Re: Are Sika deer good eating? [Re: HunterTed]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Sika is pretty darn good.

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