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    Roaring Reds

    Hey guys, random question.

    How longs do red stags roar for? (1 week, 2 weeks, whole month?)
    Im trying to figure out when's the best time of the roar to do what.
    Theres lots of info about what things stags do before and during the roar
    But i haven't been able to find anything about how long they roar for.

    Any help?
    RR

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    Really?
    Mate they will roar while the hinds are cycling. Once all the girls have a shag the boys go to sleep.
    And I don't no where you are In the country but you should be going......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Really?
    Mate they will roar while the hinds are cycling. Once all the girls have a shag the boys go to sleep.
    And I don't no where you are In the country but you should be going......
    I think its about a month dude (someone correct me if I'm wrong). But like BRADS alludes to, it all depends on the hinds which depends on a lot of different things (feed, temp. etc etc).

    Question of my own: do sika and fallow roar for about the same amount of time as Reds? I know they rut a bit later, but is it for a month or so too?
    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieRich View Post
    Hey guys, random question.

    How longs do red stags roar for? (1 week, 2 weeks, whole month?)
    Im trying to figure out when's the best time of the roar to do what.
    Theres lots of info about what things stags do before and during the roar
    But i haven't been able to find anything about how long they roar for.

    Any help?
    RR
    Get out there now mate!!!!.

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    I'm pretty sure it's got a lot to do with deer numbers too I've found . High numbers of deer the roar is longer .
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    It is light dark ratio (daylight hours) which triggers the reproductive cycle in deer(and most breeds of sheep. And I presume numerous other animals). Most red hinds, in favourable conditions will cycle within a few days either side of about the 10 April. Hinds cycling have an influence on stags roaring, but stags will also roar when there are no hinds present. Hinds will cycle every 3 weeks if not in fawn (but only over the april-august period I think). That is why you will often get some roar action the first-second week in may, hinds which didn't get in fawn (some purist will possibly jump in here and point out that they are actually calves, not fawns in red deer) on their second cycle.
    I'm not sure if the presence of a stag has an influence on the hinds cycling. It does in sheep (rams not stags) its called the pheromone effect, where the smell of the opposite sex triggers the process. (I have that effect on women, but usually my smell and apperance makes them run).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    its called the pheromone effect, where the smell of the opposite sex triggers the process. (I have that effect on women, but usually my smell and apperance makes them run).
    Lets take a moment of silence for our man 7mmwsm. Everyday must be a struggle when you're followed by PMS.
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    The pheromone effect eh? Wonder if it comes in a spray? There's a thought, Le Pher-Her-Mona.

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    It's a theory, but the best roar I ever had started 24 MArch.

    I think it has a lot to do with deer numbers.

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    They are still going on my place and it has been over six weeks now.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Every day is a struggle alright. But not just due to PMS. Which I presume is that girlie excuse they use for chewing you head off for no reason.
    Wirehunt, the two best red stags (13 and 16 points) Ive shot were both shot on the 30 march but twenty years appart. And both were roaring well.
    Rushy, I think you would probably agree that domestic stags are nuts. They are inclined to roar for no particular reason. Stags on a solely velvet farm with no hinds for miles will still roar like crazy.
    I have had stags roar until about the end of may. And then start up again in late August. One theory was that it was about same number of days after the shortest day as what the start of April is before the shortest day (if that makes sense). Therefore the light dark ratio would be about the same. They did have empty cull hinds with them. So whether the hinds started cycling due to the light dark, or the stags started on their own due to the light I don't know. But it certainly had a lot of people around here guessing.

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    I agree with that Munsey. They are nuts and some just seem to go on and on for no reason well after the others have stopped.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's got a lot to do with deer numbers too I've found . High numbers of deer the roar is longer .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's got a lot to do with deer numbers too I've found . High numbers of deer the roar is longer .
    Which is exactly the situation that exists on a farm Munsey.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Which is exactly the situation that exists on a farm Munsey.
    Nothing to do really with deer numbers I believe, it's just where there are more deer numbers there is more hinds cycling for longer.
    Which why these paddock stags roar for three months

 

 

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