Maryland Sika Deer

MARYLAND SIKA DEER “Maryland’s Little Elk”

Maryland’s exotic sika deer (pronounced SEE-kuh) is native to southern Japan, and first appeared on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore when Clement Henry released them on James Island in 1916.

To learn more about Maryland’s Sika Deer, here is the current Maryland DNR website page link about  SIKA DEER HISTORY

http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/pages/plants_wildlife/sikadeer.aspx

Sika hind and fawn at Assateague Island by Nancy Magnusson Flickr CC (left). Sika stag by Brian Eyler, MD DNR.

Sika hind and fawn at Assateague Island by Nancy Magnusson Flickr CC (left). Sika stag by Brian Eyler, MD DNR.

Here is the 2016-2017 Sika deer hunting regulation DNR weblink

http://www.eregulations.com/maryland/hunting/2016-2017-sika-deer-seasons-bag-limits/

 

 

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