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    Roar timing for 2014

    Always interested to hear if the roar is looking like it is early or going to be late each year so I can plan the timing of some trips in. This time we went in ourselves for a couple of days 10th-11th from Kumeti (south-eastern Ruahines) and the stags are already fully wallowing in places, and we had animals chase us up & down the spurs for intruding, plenty of grunting but without any full roars. I'm not familiar with the area - does this point to things being a week-to-10days early for the Ruahines this year ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    Always interested to hear if the roar is looking like it is early or going to be late each year so I can plan the timing of some trips in. This time we went in ourselves for a couple of days 10th-11th from Kumeti (south-eastern Ruahines) and the stags are already fully wallowing in places, and we had animals chase us up & down the spurs for intruding, plenty of grunting but without any full roars. I'm not familiar with the area - does this point to things being a week-to-10days early for the Ruahines this year ?
    I reckon they will be bang on between1st weeknd and 2nd weekend in there good luck and identify your target

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    Im picking last week of march onwards. A 10 point stag was shot on Sunday in the northern ruahines that was roaring
    The good thing is hopefully buy Easter this year it will be all be over and no one gets shot by the once a year hunters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Im picking last week of march onwards. A 10 point stag was shot on Sunday in the northern ruahines that was roaring
    The good thing is hopefully buy Easter this year it will be all be over and no one gets shot by the once a year hunters.
    Yes I wouldn't book a hunt during Easter for the roar this year its almost opening morning on the ducks

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    28th march for kumeti
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    I went to tauranga for easter a few years ago and we went hunting for 3 days. No one else was in the bush haha. I reckon everyone said I wont go hunting everyone will be there.
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    So much for smoke and mirrors

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    Ill be hunting as much as possible but knowing work that wont be much
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    Booked in for trip to Southern Ruahines from 4-7th, so hopefully Neckshot's prediction is right. Can't wait! First time targeting Reds rather than Sika

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    Early like last year, Im picking they will be going off the week before I get a chance to get out and start up for the second go after iM BACK AT WORK!
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    I'm stuck on a drill ship off WA for 2 weeks so hopefully they hold on a bit yet!!!

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    They'll go off on the 28th when I finish work and stop again for good when I go back on the 12th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt4life View Post
    Booked in for trip to Southern Ruahines from 4-7th, so hopefully Neckshot's prediction is right. Can't wait! First time targeting Reds rather than Sika
    What part? I'm working that sat but wish you all the luck

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    Early again. The odd moan has been heard in the longwoods over a week ago.

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    Just got back from a wee night time drive round and a bit of a walk into some handy spot x's for a listen. A few stags moaning away, one really worked up.
    Old man seen 4 this evening 2 jst moaning, a nice young 8 that was really worked up and a spiker that doesn't even look close.
    Looks like im off hunting rather shortly. Might try get some sleep
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