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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    It seems like a later start down here I shot a nice stag last Saturday hardly a roar heard , mate shot a stag Sunday they were roaring better but hardly any rubbing or wallowing anywhere , went to my roar block in Otago Wednesday & Thursday the cocky that gave us access said they hadn't started , breaking out onto the tops I spotted a young stag roaring heard a couple of others but hardly any rubbing , wallows , lazy roars had a mint spot watched a few stags but all shitters except the one I decided I wanted to shoot looked a reasonable 12 nice length found a mint rest on a rock nestled amongst wast high tussock , stag 360 yards away then some bloody bi planes stuffed it up deer from 400 odd M above the bush line running for there lives , went back to camp had breke , cuppa packed up went back to our little bit of high ground and still 0 out.
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    And people say I live in Paradise
    Again zero here - interested to hear how The Jaffa's are doing out in Nydia Bay way
    Never in 20 years have I seen (heard) this before - and its not sue to shortage of animals
    Neighbor taking out one of the main Boys 2 weeks ago hasn't helped - but ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    And people say I live in Paradise
    Again zero here - interested to hear how The Jaffa's are doing out in Nydia Bay way
    Never in 20 years have I seen (heard) this before - and its not sue to shortage of animals
    Neighbor taking out one of the main Boys 2 weeks ago hasn't helped - but ??
    I know what the problem is @Sarvo it's because they all know you sold your BSA 222 and there now in mourning for you and avoiding you like the plague as they feel you are no longer worthy....our something like that
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    I know what the problem is @Sarvo it's because they all know you sold your BSA 222 and there now in mourning for you and avoiding you like the plague as they feel you are no longer worthy....our something like that
    They know I am no threat anyways
    Trail Cams ruin your desire to shoot them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    They know I am no threat anyways
    Trail Cams ruin your desire to shoot them
    +1 also having them around for visitors is always nice

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    No deer seen today but almost as good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    No deer seen today but almost as good
    Even better! No mud and piss on their bellies.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    This 12 was going off 144 yards from my front door this morning. Check out the pheasant above him as well. I must be getting old as I had no desire to get a rifle down. I just enjoyed the moment.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
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    @Rushy the first European settlers would be proud of that view from your front door......
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    Manage to get in a forestry block.Only heard one stag and roared him up.Ended up been two stags and couple hinds, some how mate managed two shoot the smaller one. We were meant to be the only ones in the block but every man and his dog was in there.. stayed in over night and nothing heard during the night or in the morning.
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    Had an amazing but exhausting day today with @BeeMan and @Mooseman. Up at 5.30 (I was actually awake at 4.30 but thought I'd better not wake up the boss too early). Beeman and I had been in the block yesterday and heard numerous roars so thought today was the day!!! We all hunted together for the morning and apart from hearing a couple in the distance there wasn't much happening. We changed another trail cam for checking when we got home for lunch - turned out there had been one of our big stags running through the day before chasing a couple of hinds. He was well out of his area so it shows how far they can roam. After lunch we split up with Beeman and I walking into an area we knew would have some action. Sure enough two water holes with recent sign and further on we got roared at within about 100 metres. We sidled around a clearing to call him in but just then the wind changed and I heard two roars moving further away. We moved on up the ridge and must have seen about a dozen rut pads and plenty of recent sign from where we heard yesterday's roaring. With the bad wind direction and dark setting in we decided to bash our way through the blackberry to the road. I HATE BLACKBERRY. A bit disappointed we didn't see anything today but a fantastic way to spend a day off - no phone, nothing but peace and calm and sore feet. I am so lucky to have two great men to include me in their love of hunting and teach me along the way.
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    It was a great day in the bush, I think we all had some aches and pains at the end of the day, roll on next weekend.
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    Just sitting on a ridge now listening to 3 or 4 stags roaring well.
    Rare to be in data coverage and be able to post as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Just sitting on a ridge now listening to 3 or 4 stags roaring well.
    Rare to be in data coverage and be able to post as well.

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    Excellent use for a pine tree

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    How did the weekend go guys & girls?
    Any stories?
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

 

 

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