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Thread: How's the recon going for the roar?

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    Hopes it’s been a happy new year for all so far.
    Was out on a pheasant shoot yesterday and had to push out a small woods.
    In some rather thick stuff and had the biggest Fallow buck brush past me.
    Good palm and spread.
    Have been invited back to see if I can get him
    Hope your getting lucky and seeing some nice heads our figuring out spot x. Only 3 and a bit months now for you all back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Hopes itís been a happy new year for all so far.
    Was out on a pheasant shoot yesterday and had to push out a small woods.
    In some rather thick stuff and had the biggest Fallow buck brush past me.
    Good palm and spread.
    Have been invited back to see if I can get him
    Hope your getting lucky and seeing some nice heads our figuring out spot x. Only 3 and a bit months now for you all back home.
    Hope you get a go at him.

    I doubt I will have a roar for a while.
    Hunting for other people puts a dent in personal time that time of year.

    Seen some amazingly huge stag marks yesterday in an area not noted for big heads but I would still like to get a look at him to be sure.

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    Trail cam is your mate ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Trail cam is your mate ;-)
    Pretty sure I will find him if he is not shot before hand by some hero spotlighter.

    If I can't then I might chuck a cam out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Hope you get a go at him.

    I doubt I will have a roar for a while.
    Hunting for other people puts a dent in personal time that time of year.

    Seen some amazingly huge stag marks yesterday in an area not noted for big heads but I would still like to get a look at him to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Pretty sure I will find him if he is not shot before hand by some hero spotlighter.

    If I can't then I might chuck a cam out.

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    Well unfortunately that buck got cleaned up by a car last night
    People are ok buck and car not so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Well unfortunately that buck got cleaned up by a car last night
    People are ok buck and car not so.
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    @223nut year fricken sucks and the highway agency cleaned up the carcass as well so the heads gone.
    Not sure if it would have survived the impact.
    Just heard that they had a skin full and from the look of the impact damage done to the car where way over the speed limit.
    Now that really sucks.
    Anyway I guess I'll just need to look for another our hope the new mr big moves into the hole provided.
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    I camped out last night to see what was going on and hoping to see a good stag I've been watching. I saw 15 deer of various shapes and sizes but the biggest head was an 8. He didn't look like he had finished growing his velvet.

    On reflection I'm glad I didn't see Mr Big because it avoided me being temped to shoot him in the velvet and being disappointed if he was soft on the tips.

    I will have another look in a couple of weeks. He's a dilemma because these stags clear off to elsewhere before the roar and I want to catch him in the hard, but before he disappears. A narrow window.
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    couple more weeks hopefully.

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    Keep going at him @Tahr Im not a fan of shooting them in the velvet. But if thats the only chance taht you get then crack on. @JoshC you seeing much?
    Just had a mate come back from NZ and brought me the latest Rod & Rifle mag.
    I see that your now Mr June
    Bloody nice stag that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
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    Havenít really been looking too hard. Saw a nice wee 10 on Thursday that needs a couple of years. Still 3 weeks from hardening off. And saw a mob of 7-8 young stags last Friday but they were all little fellas.


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    Only been seeing little stags, amazing what comes out after dark



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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

 

 

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