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    Peak time roar

    How's things shaping up around your rohi? Early or late this year?
    We'll be in Te Urewera Easter weekend. Hoping they will storm uphill to meet us.

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    I’m missing out the roar this year 😢 in lieu of a family holiday in August

    Being Easter the hills will be alive with the sound of roaring
    Take care sneaking in on someone’s roar

    Nephew is borrowing my Sako and asked he does me proud as he did when we hunted last year

    Out of curiosity PM me the area you are flying into

    Looking forward to some Ureweras reports
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    Sneak out before Easter then hopefully after. Most probably end up shooting a goat..


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    Easters early this year i dont expect any real action till the week or so after, and then a little rest till the fallow start.

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    A mates farm stags have only just started roaring two weeks later than last year. It’s hard to say what the wild stags will do.

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    Interesting...good point with Easter being a week earlier this year. I have 3 weeks off so might have a few cracks as long as the home duties are covered.

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    It's good Easter's not in the peak Red or Sika roar this year. Might try poke around BOP before Easter then head off afterwards into the Ruahines till the 10-12th then Sika after that. Good to have lots of time off this roar!

    Hopefully the weather's a bit more settled this year, spent 9 days in a tent last roar(2 trips)
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    I don't think the stags know when Easter is.
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    I never hunt easter but might do a quite trip up high just too see whats happening
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    I never hunt easter but might do a quite trip up high just too see whats happening
    Room for one more? Pretty sure the Mrs will let me out of the house, freezer is looking pretty bare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    Room for one more? Pretty sure the Mrs will let me out of the house, freezer is looking pretty bare.
    yeah bro easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    I don't think the stags know when Easter is.
    Have you never heard of the easter stag? He delivers chocolate fish to all the little children ....

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    Roar commencement has zero to do with

    Easter
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    Moon

    Hinds (like all female animals) start cycling triggered by daylight hours (their only clock)
    Hunting pressure suppresses active early Roars in certain areas

    Cold - only does one thing
    It gives a crisper clearer atmosphere (if thats the right word) for the Stags to hear each other "further" away - hence stimulates more action among them
    The cold morning also allows us humans more chance to hear further.

    Optimum time in most regions is 2nd April - 12th April - then often you will get another spurt of action (no pun intended) around 18th - 23rd April - this is the Hinds that missed conceiving 1st cycle starting their 2nd cycle and also 18 month hinds in poorer condition cycle often start their 1st heat then
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    They were roaring pretty hard last week with the southerly 14 of them, stags chasing hinds around, wollowing hard and thrashing trees to bits. Me and the hound had a stag roaring his guts out at our tent 4am in the morning. Obviously the hinds in our neck of the woods were cycling getting the stags all fired up, a week earlyer than last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka View Post
    They were roaring pretty hard last week with the southerly 14 of them, stags chasing hinds around, wollowing hard and thrashing trees to bits. Me and the hound had a stag roaring his guts out at our tent 4am in the morning. Obviously the hinds in our neck of the woods were cycling getting the stags all fired up, a week earlyer than last year.
    I see your Marlborough too
    Not a squeak out here yet (inner Pelorus) apart from a couple of moans back on 3rd where 2 stags must of X paths
    You must be in a high population area with no pressure - similar to Farms
    Stags on my farm in Taumarunui and Reporoa - were going gangbusters by 15th every year
    That was the day I put them with the Hinds

    Neighbor was up the Muller last week - nothing doing up there then

 

 

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