Looking for a less common deer to add to your collection? This Sitka blacktail deer is posed in an upright and alert pose with his head turned slightly to his right. One can imagine him sniffing the air in a clearing of the dense woods of a southeast Alaska coastal rain forest. As you count his antler points, you notice the unique "blading" of his antlers. This Premier quality-rated mount perfectly captures the essence of this relatively rare trophy. This mount would be a fantastic addition to your deer collection or as a stand-alone piece in your bar, cigar room, great room, man cave, she shed, or office.
- Product Rating: Premier
- Approximate Dimensions: 31.5" tall X 24" deep X 11" wide
- Hangs from a single screw by its included hanger
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About the Sitka Blacktail Deer
Scientific Name: Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis
The Sitka black-tailed deer is smaller, stockier, and has a shorter face than other members of the black-tailed group. Sitka black-tailed deer are closely related to the larger Columbia black-tailed deer of the Pacific Northwest, and both are considered subspecies of the (even larger) mule deer of the American West. Fawns are born in early June and weigh 6-8 pounds at birth. The average October weight of adults is about 80 pounds for females (does) and 120 pounds for males (bucks), although bucks of over 200 pounds have been reported. The summer coat of reddish-brown is replaced by dark brownish gray in winter. A Sitka black-tail buck’s antlers are dark brown with typical black-tailed branching. Normal adult antler development is three points on each side. Antlers are relatively small, with very few scoring more than 110 points by the Boone and Crockett system. The average life-span of a Sitka black-tail is about 10 years, but some live as long as 15 years.