SK-1 harvested this 5 1/2 year old buck in the first hour of daylight on opening day! This is a Japanese Shika (AKA Sika), known in the local dialect as Ma-Jika, or original deer. He has a fully matured set of antlers with brow tines and three additional tines, the max for a typical deer of this breed.
Nick helped out with the butchering so we made short order of this work, and the freezer is now stocked!
See you in the yama!