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Unread 04-06-2004, 01:43 PM
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Roe Deer

First steps in digital photography (and trying to post the results!):

Managed to photograph these roe bucks whilst out with the dog this afternoon, they may be of interest to those unfamiliar with roe:



A strong buck with a good head, possibly a potential medal winner. Continental Europeans would pay well to have a pop at a trophy animal like this.

One of his pals unimpressed with my presence:



These are not big deer, roe only stand around 26-29in at the shoulder and have a live weight of 50-70lb.

And finally, for any confused by the provenance of my logon name, the Brown Dog:

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    Unread 04-06-2004, 02:19 PM
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    Nice photos.
    Thanks Brown Dog.
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    Unread 04-06-2004, 03:39 PM
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    Yes very nice. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Thanks for posting the pictures and the opportunity to see those little critters.
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    Nice photos. Here are some summer coat ones:-

    A nice woodland buck



    This is and is likely to remain the best buck I've ever shot.



    And here's my 'little black dog'



    I love stalking roe, you'll see from their size that a 300m shot is not the chip shot it might seem on a big deer.
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    Unread 04-07-2004, 10:57 AM
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    Brown Dog,

    Where are those pictures from (Part of the country)?

    They look very similar to Sika Deer. I grew up hunting Sika's in the marshs of Marylands Eastern Shore. I will have to try and post some pictures.


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    Matt,

    I'm in South West UK.
    If you stood a UK Sika next to a UK roe, there'd be no confusing the two -don't know how large/heavy your US sika are, but I agree that your trophies do look surprisingly similar to my buck photos.
    In UK, roe antler span varies significantly over short (eg 50 mile) distances.
    As I said, I'm in the SW. Here, spans are quite wide -contrast my 1st photo with 1894's 2nd- his beast has a much narrower span (but is nevertheless very heavy - 1894- a gold?!)and (I think you'd agree) looks less similar to your trophies. I dare say 1894 is in a different part of UK to me (1894 -South East?).
    I'm sure if we were able to put the two side by side, your sika heads would be noticeably larger.
    Hereís a photo of a well proportioned (but non-medal) head, Iíve put a ruler next to it for scale, I guess it will measure much smaller than your heads:

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