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Old 05-02-2021, 8:45 AM
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The California game regulations say there are a few deer species (apparently non-native) for which there are no bag and possession limits. For a retired guy that's kind of intriguing.

Has anyone hunted for fallow, sambar, sika and axis deer and if so, is there anything to be aware of other than scarcity and not wanting to give away honey holes?
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Old 05-02-2021, 8:48 AM
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Your better off looking for a unicorn. Non native species in CA only live on private land.
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The California game regulations say there are a few deer species (apparently non-native) for which there are no bag and possession limits. For a retired guy that's kind of intriguing.

Has anyone hunted for fallow, sambar, sika and axis deer and if so, is there anything to be aware of other than scarcity and not wanting to give away honey holes?
Most of these honey holes are located at your local dive bars. Seriously though, this regulation allowed for exotics in high fence areas which I think is either now illegal or becoming illegal? I thought they passed a new law on this.
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:43 AM
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go to Texas if you want those--or Hawaii--or a number of other states/countries
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:52 AM
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Most of these honey holes are located at your local dive bars. Seriously though, this regulation allowed for exotics in high fence areas which I think is either now illegal or becoming illegal? I thought they passed a new law on this.
My wife would be very disappointed if I went looking for honey holes at a dive bar. I've convinced her I have much better taste in women (and I do).

After posting I did some more looking around and apparently there are a couple of small areas in California with exotics that were "introduced". Axis and fallow deer were turned loose at what is now the Point Reyes National Seashore years ago but they've now apparently been removed. There also appear to be some aoudad in the coastal hills north of Santa Barbara but I have one waiting on a second pair of hands to be hung on the wall.
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I'm very familiar with the sound, similar to a high pitched dog bark, that the Axis deer make at night from living in Hawaii and I've never heard it anywhere in Northern California. The sound travels a good distance and they make that sound pretty often through the night.
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I’ve seen fallow in castro valley and up in hopland
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Old 05-02-2021, 12:25 PM
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Iíve seen fallow in castro valley and up in hopland
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Old 05-02-2021, 12:25 PM
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No one should ever give up the honey holes or hunting spots. it would be a sacrilege. Have to be earned or found by yourself. Lots of lazy twits want a shortcut. It sometimes takes years to get permission or location a good hunting area.
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Has anyone hunted for fallow, sambar, sika and axis deer and if so, is there anything to be aware of other than scarcity and not wanting to give away honey holes?
A few years back, I saw a few east of Point Reyes National Sea Shore. (Canít remember which species)

Like someone said though, theyíre mostly on private land, or in this case a national park.
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I got a spot I’m going to explore. I know it hold several species of exotics. I just have to find a disgruntled neighbor to the property which shouldn’t be too hard. They are not exactly well liked.
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Old 05-02-2021, 3:16 PM
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^^^ Good luck I know where some are just very hard to get to.
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There are fallow deer on the Ridgewood Ranch (of Sea Biscuit fame) up near Willits. The original owner (Charles Howard) was pals with Randolph Hearst. Hearst had an affinity for exotics, harboring many on his giant estate and gave small herds to a few pals. Technically, they are not a game species controlled by DFW.

They seem to just hang out and don't really expand their territory.

Kinda like mini Caribou in appearance.

There is/was a small penned herd at Mt Madonna Park.
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