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    How's the recon going for the roar?

    Ok so while stuck in the UK, was wondering how your recon is looking for this coming roar?
    Show us some pics if you can, if not then have you got anything of promise showing in your area or exspot
    Will be nice to see how this pans out for all and if you hit miss or strike the jack pot.

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    Always a challenge, I know of plenty of stags that wont be in roar area's until the roar or near too as they grow velvet and rooting stores elsewhere, i know stags roar in the hills so not too worried about trophy heads (there are some in spots i go) more the roaring action its self. Sure finding feed and wallows is good as it will indicate areas they are likly to hang out. I do plenty of that while everyday hunting

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    I do not recon any country this time of year.
    Waste of time where I hunt.
    Stags can move miles from where they are now up till the autumn.



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    The only recon I do is with the game camera., otherwise just normally hunting and take note of any new wallows I havnt seen before. Experience in past is nearly all the wallows in the areas I hunt have sign of a stag during the roar so if you know where the wallows are its a good starting point. Putting the game camera out at such spots from mid feb though to the roar during get a picture and vid of what stags are around.

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    Mines going mint, havnt looked since last roar
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    I haven't traveled far enough to check on my game in the last 2 months maybe next week.
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    I had a good look around my usual fallow spot yesterday but it seems as though most of them are still living in the neighbouring forestry apart from a few solo bucks. They don't seem to come into the native bush until they break up from the bachelor groups, and then the groups of hinds follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
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    Good scouting! looks like you found yourself a new rifle and pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Good scouting! looks like you found yourself a new rifle and pack.
    Not new, well used and with a large quantity of sweat deposited on the pack it was a warm one! Picked up a 5 point head from a carcase not far away from the wallow which was one of two very close together Picking he got a poke in the boiler room from another stag during the roar he certainly hadn't been shot. Head now hanging in ("dead tree") my little wife's ornamental Hornbeam tree one frustrated Labrador eyeing it up everyday he hasn't mastered a step ladder yet unlike my 1st one but that is another story.

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    I'm the opposite, I make a point of staying out of my roar areas for most of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    Not new, well used and with a large quantity of sweat deposited on the pack it was a warm one! Picked up a 5 point head from a carcase not far away from the wallow which was one of two very close together Picking he got a poke in the boiler room from another stag during the roar he certainly hadn't been shot. Head now hanging in ("dead tree") my little wife's ornamental Hornbeam tree one frustrated Labrador eyeing it up everyday he hasn't mastered a step ladder yet unlike my 1st one but that is another story.
    Always interested to know how you can tell if it is shot or not from a carcass??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    Always interested to know how you can tell if it is shot or not from a carcass??

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    Three items behind my reasoning Hamish
    #1. Location between two close wallows he was in quite open ground so a blind man could have found him,
    #2. His antlers were well marked up and sharpened = height of roar
    #3. Way carcase was sitting and his skin had a poke in the chest region

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    Three items behind my reasoning Hamish
    #1. Location between two close wallows he was in quite open ground so a blind man could have found him,
    #2. His antlers were well marked up and sharpened = height of roar
    #3. Way carcase was sitting and his skin had a poke in the chest region
    If you say so, hard to know having not seen it, Was just interested was all, I know that some animals can travel some crazy distance that is all, and that if it was from nearly a year ago the skin has lasted well?? I had shot a stag in height of roar and 2 weeks later went back and there is no way you could tell shot or otherwise other than the meat missing. But then i dont tend to come accross many dead ones, on the bright side if it is as you state then there is /could be a bigger boy out there. Good luck

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