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    Roar over?

    Went into the Tararuas the last two days, very very quiet... Didn't hear any roars the whole time, about an hour off the track found some good sign and a recently used wallow but then the weather turned to shit and we had to come out. Looks like the roars over until next year!


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    Heard 3 roars 5 mins apart then nothing end of march and not one since.

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    Was near a dear farm yesterday and just after 5pm the stags were roaring well.

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    Only heard one yesty but the 22nd of April was going off.
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    Son up near Whakatane hasn't heard any.
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    And no one believes that NZ is over hunted and that 1080 really kills everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    Was near a dear farm yesterday and just after 5pm the stags were roaring well.
    Farmed deer generally start earlier and carry on later than deer in the wild. This is mostly because the stags are close to big herds of hinds not all of which will fall pregnant of the first pass through so those that don't will continue to cycle and excite the stags in close proximity until they do fall pregnant.

    The same happens in the wild but to a lesser degree as the stags are holding and covering fewer hinds.
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    Its been shit as here. Been told of the odd roar here and there this year. They went hard for 3 days on one mates farm but on another mates farm nothing has been heard all roar. He did shoot a stag but just no roaring. Really quiet its gay

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    I shot my 11pointer on the 17th of this month, heard a few roars that afternoon and evening, but nothing on the morning i shot him. Mate was telling me it was a bit late to start so thought it might go on a bit longer but seems very hit and miss from what I hear on here and other guys


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    Put up three red stags this morning all bedded together. Hinds well away from them
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    Quote Originally Posted by misfire View Post
    And no one believes that NZ is over hunted and that 1080 really kills everything?
    I had last been in this spot in the tararuas about ten years ago and remember there being lots of roars and we had a real close encounter and a near miss. This time I saw heaps and heaps of game trails but fuck all sign, something had passed through but a few days ago and the good sign I found took an hours hard graft. Must be either 1080 or just shot out eh... Real bugger.


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    Can still get the reds to roar here in the kawekas, but they are silent unless provoked.

    Sika still roaring very well
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    Spent the last week in Tataraakina 22nd-27th April and they are still roaring in there

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    Sika still roaring Kaimanawa Rd . PM if you want directions of two deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bastard View Post
    Spent the last week in Tataraakina 22nd-27th April and they are still roaring in there
    Go alright? Mates saw heaps, got 1

 

 

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