The small mountain row that I intend to scout is in the background of this picture. In the foreground is a traffic mirror and a makeshift snow pole. The road was a little too slick and steep to drive on, so I walked a few miles and looked for sign off the roadway.
I found several tracks. Unfortunately, I think that these all belong to the Japanese Serrow (Kamoshika) and not the Sika Deer. I'm asking around now about the difference in tracks, but I'll more than likely have to go deep into the hills to find the Sika Deer.