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Thread: The finer details of the roar

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    The finer details of the roar

    Im back with more typical questions from a out of country hunter. I'm trying to figure out roar dates. I know it varies year to year and with the weather but I'm getting different times from different people. I'm wanting to know specifically, when the roar starts and finishes in the north island for red deer, fallow, sika, sambar, and rusa.

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    Red deer early April, Sika late April- May, Fallow similar to Sika. No idea about Rusa or Sambar.

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    Sambar and Rusa usually june to August, can vary a little from that but generally about then.

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    Red deer, 21st Mar, 2.30pm, finishes 19th Apr @9.45am. Fallow start croaking about 9-10 days later so 1st Apr, 6.36am, they like to croak for a few more weeks, finishing just before breakfast the Monday after duckshooting. Sika 11th Apr, sorry haven't got a time for them, slept in! but they're noisy little buggers for most of the year, so very difficult to tell whether they're still horny or just mouthing off, Sambar and rusa pretty much almost the same day - 14th June, 7.12pm, and they stop way after dark, 10.17pm, on August the 28th.

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    I think you will find the reds start at 2:39pm on the 21st March.
    You have failed to add magnetic declination and the moon phase into your calculations.
    Agree with everything else tho

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    Husky and R93 you wouldn't be pulling the ops leg now would you?

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    Red Hinds cycle every 21 days so given that the first (Mature) ones cycle starting on March 21 at 1434-30 hrs that means the next cycle will be on the 11th of April at 0630 hrs.
    The Mature stags will cover the early rut and then the young bucks that make all the noise get the ones that didn't hold first time and the young maiden hinds.
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    Last week of March through to mid April for reds. Mid April through to early May for Sika is how I operate.

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    Roar's been cancelled this year due to man made "climate change," don't need more hot air.
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