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Thread: The Roar is on!!!

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    This guy was going off this morning

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    Anyone heard any sika action yet.

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    No roaring heard today but lots of rut activity and deer tracking about, 2 deer seen and three others spooked but no shots fired. The big drop tyne 14 pointer we were after last year is gone , we think he was taken out in October when starting to grow his velvet which was a shame. A couple of years back we caught a 9 pointer with the same drop tyne on his right antler and today after no sign of him we got a series of pictures on the trail cam of him now sporting a 10 point head. Still needs a bit of growing but at least the big fella has some progeny running around.
    I found this rut pad shortly after spooking an animal no far from it ,most likely the stag

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    This afternoon we put up two cameras on different stag's rut pads, one the drop tyne fella we think the other is an unknown at this point so it will be interesting to see what he looks like, roll on Friday. They should be going well by then.
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    Anyone know if stags roaring te urewera yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    I wont brag.

    But this guy came charging in a few days ago on public land.

    Heard him roar.

    Then I replied a few times and he went mental and proceeded to stand broadside at 200y.

    One 168gr TMK from the 308. Bammo. PB red for me!Attachment 163257
    Shit thats a beauty

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    Here is a picture of the "Baby Throwback " stag has the drop tyne like his dad and same side, just needs a few more years.Name:  Baby Throwback March 2021.jpg
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    Hopefully we will get some more good shots on the trail cameras we set up yesterday.
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    Was in pureora south and barely heard two moans over the weekend, while a mate of mine in a section in the north shot a massive 12.
    Hunting was very hard with crispy leaves all around.

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    Same here. Super crunchy Rewarewa in the native. I was in the pines which was bit quieter when I wasn't thrashing through blackberry

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    I was surprised how dry it was in Pureora today, but still a lot quieter than where I usually go (bloody rewarewa!).
    Nothing heard but not there at the right time of day. Lots of hunters about, will be busy next weekend!

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    Have just been in the Ruahines, and stags were roaring well. Roared all night last night, and on and off all day.

    Roared in a scrubber, and high tailed it to get the meat chilling

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    Just had a few days in north Canterbury, stags are going off..... only had my phone and a bluetooth speaker (no rifle) managed to get 4 going at the same time, replies for half an hour or so but no one came to say hello. Private land but sure a couple were on the neighbouring doc block

    Tip for anyone, find the you tube clip stag roaring under 2m... that gets them fired up or there are a few free apps. Bluetooth speaker is amazingly loud when its calm and quiet in the hills
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    Anyone heard anything in te urewera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pushover View Post
    Anyone heard anything in te urewera?
    Just came out from 3 days in there.

    Where I was it looked like the roar was still a wee way off yet. Wallows hadn't had any use and no sign of any fresh tree scraps etc. No roars heard. Saw a few hinds which didn't appear to have a stag in tow. Shot a scrubby stag, he was gorging himself on supplejack and wasn't rutted up at all.

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    Good to know. We'll be in over Easter so hope they start up. Looks like 2nd weekend be better

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    Still early days in southland so far, only just had our first frost today otherwise it's been real warm. Stags should start to hold up over the easter break.

 

 

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