Re: NZ Long Range Sika Hunting
NZ sika average about 130lbs for hinds, and 165lbs for stags. Big stags can go 250lbs plus in late summer.(the biggest I've shot went 280lbs) The sika on that hunt varied considerably, depending on whether they spent their whole year at high altitude, or if they wintered lower down then shifted up for the summer. A small late born 2 year hind living at altitude might weigh as little as 80lbs. The whitetail in NZ vary also depending on whether they live on Stewart island where they'll be a lot smaller, or on the mainland where they can get on towards sika size.
Hope that makes it clearer.