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    Early roars?

    With the Southerly billowing through it's 9.5 degrees at my place. Up in the Tararuas it must be zeroor less. Does an unreasonable cold snap at this time of year trigger early oestrus in deer, or are the days still too long for that to happen, given it'll probably be hot again tomorrow?




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    Need a combination of low temp, diurnal temp, ratio of daylight to dark hours and girls/boys behaviour/smelling nice

    Any one plus combinations thereof can light the fuse


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    It’s currently 5 degrees here
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    Calm down , The farm deer havnt even started yet and we are in southland .
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    frost on grass this morning...but far too many daylight hours for that sort of carry on yet...both fallow and reds still covered in velvet... had good red stag almost try to be my bonnet ornament....I just smiled and waved as kept driving past him and his six mates!!!
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    Must be time to start the annual thread debate about what gets them started........
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    I heard a few faint attempts here on the coast! But could have been sheep, little do I know !

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    Stags need a few ladys to powder their noses 1st.
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    Fark moi it's only the 12th of Feb and this is already starting haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Fark moi it's only the 12th of Feb and this is already starting haha
    Every year mate…..
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    That's because new hunters start out every year mate and have no experience to draw upon

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    middle of March maybe the odd one making a noise - last week march yup reds start up -Ist week April reds should be going - second week April main roar for reds - that has not really changed for years - deer farm stuff well cant go by them poor buggers all fucked up behind wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eat Meater View Post
    That's because new hunters start out every year mate and have no experience to draw upon

    Identify your target beyond all doubt because you never miss (right?) and I'll be missed.
    Have a read of what Barry said then

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    Pic from a guy from the old.home town.
    Does a shit ton of hunting and way better at it than me.
    Shot this stag this morning with his grandads old mauser 250-3000.
    Over on the West coast somewhere.
    Beer hard antler for a while.
    From his post on farcebook.


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    And there is a pic of the eels including a very nice sized one that we're on the scene within minutes
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    Most stags on the west coast haven’t even stripped velvet yet let alone started roaring

 

 

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