Japan - Bowhunting for huge Sika Deer - SPECIAL AREA After years of persuasion, this outfitter has been able to get a put together a hunt for hunters hoping to come to Japan, to bow or spear hunt for the biggest free range sika in the world with brown bear also available. This will be the first opportunity for nonresidents to hunt in Japan in many decades. He has arranged with the local government a permit to cull the abundant sika and although the use firearms will not be allowed it will be possible to bow hunt or use spears. This is only for a small province on the island Hokkaido, by no means does it mean all of Japan is open to bowhunting. Permits are issued to landowners who then employ us to help with the problem. They call it pest control, although I'm sure you will have a different term for it as the stags are the biggest and most plentiful in the world. There is only one SCI listing for Hokkaido sika, the deer we shoot will be gold listings. The outfitter has been working hard to get opportunities for non-residents and hoped for firearms to be allowed but stuck out, but he is more than happy about the bow-hunting, on private property only. This is a great chance for folks who are looking to experience hunting in Japan and get the biggest Sika of their lives. The rut is mid October to early November and there are a couple slots open at the moment. Hunting in the winter is very good and there are many blinds set up. There is no doubt that there will be good opportunities to get stags down as the animals are numerous. The outfitter has been hunting here for years and taken many trophy class stags, many in the 200SCI class, all taken with shotgun. He has guided many Japanese hunters and his success rate is 100%. You will not regret an experience like bowhunting Sika deer in Japan! Cost: Seven day hunt - $8500US - Includes two trophy stags Five day hunt - $6500US - Includes two trophy stags Observers - $200 a day Any bear will have a trophy fee of $5000US. Additional stags - $1,500 Does - free of charge Permit for hunt - 20,000 Yen (approximately $250 US) *Included are all accommodations, trophy preparation, meals and transportation after arriving at Kushiro airport or train station. The Japan air pass is the cheapest way to fly up from Tokyo. *Bows should be sent to outfitter prior to hunt, not brought with you, then taken with you when you leave. Or gear can be borrowed from outfitter, no charge. *The hunting will take place around the city of Kushiro on the island of Hokkaido. Hunting will be 30-40min from town and hunters can stay at a nice hotel in town or stay in a spike camp. Please contact me for more details.