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    Hunting the roar

    Hey guys,

    Is anyone able to / or willing to offer any tips on how to hunt the during the roar? Im going out for my first time in the roar early next week and any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers guys

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    Cover lots of ground listening and looking.
    Treat every sound and movement as HUMAN until positively proved otherwise.
    Have fun and be safe.
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    Go with someone whos done it if you can

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    Cheers mate, so would you suggest moving a bit quicker than a normal stalk?

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    Cheers Gibo. Ill be accompanying a mate who has hunted one roar before but just trying to get as much info as possible

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    Keep the wind in your face, don't roar to aggressively or you will scare them off. If you have to move to get into position wait for the bugger to roar or attack a bush, this will help cover your movement and noise.
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    Yes please go with someone.

    As a hunter who hunts public land 80% of the time and hunts most weekends i get scared with questions like this, This time of year is the most dangerous time of year and it brings out all the "hunters" who go out 1-2 times per year and come out cos stan the stag is bellowing to let them know where they are and multiplies the number of people on public land and there fore more likely to bump into someone, almost getting to the point where i dont want to go on public during the roar. I say learn to hunt all times of year, work out how you hunt them outside the roar and then there is no need for this type of question.

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    Please,please identify your target, identify where you are going to shoot this animal, even to the point of trying to guess its age, please dont shoot at a stag through bushes that wont come to you, it could be ya mate or me!!

    Good luck
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    Fair point mate. I have been hunting for a couple of years now on public land only but this was just the first time I was going to try during the roar.
    Cheers for the advice

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    I wear blaze hat n top, but popped in NZ safety and picked up a large flouro vest for less than $10 that will live in the bottom of my bumbag until required to drape over the animal I'm carrying. A small investment to increase your safety!!!

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    Walk the ridges. If nothing heard give half roars so as not to appear bigger than what may be about. Travel down open side spurs roaring off the sides.

    Sometimes they come to you and other times you have to go to them. If you go to them, don't over do the roars as you may push them away. Try and get to them without roaring or have your mate back stay back to hold him while you sneak in and give him the good news

    If you are in the thick stuff and think "if I was a deer this is where I would be" associated with stag shit and rubbings the give a few spaced out roars

    Play safe and have fun
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    Thanks heaps for the advice guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    I wear blaze hat n top, but popped in NZ safety and picked up a large flouro vest for less than $10 that will live in the bottom of my bumbag until required to drape over the animal I'm carrying. A small investment to increase your safety!!!
    And tell me how many of the fatally shot hunters over the years were not wearing blaze? False sense of security if you ask me even if it is draped over the deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusky View Post
    And tell me how many of the fatally shot hunters over the years were not wearing blaze? False sense of security if you ask me even if it is draped over the deer.
    Would be an interesting stat to know. Definately makes you alot more visible, but nothing is idiot proof. Blaze Kevlar?

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    Is it a chicks fault she got raped for wearing a short skirt? Kind of how I feel about Blaze but I wear it to absolutely minimise the risk, if someone got shot not wearing it thats still no excuse.
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    Cheers for all the advice guys. Heard plenty of stags and got within a few meters of a loud one but spooked him off at the last minute as I got in close. Heading back out for a day trip tomorrow so hopefully will get another crack at one

 

 

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