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    Winter Habbits

    Hi guys,
    I have read a lot on what deer are doing during the roar/rut and during spring and summer, but havent found many articles about what they do over the winter months... Are they much less active than in the warmer months? Any insights would be appreciated...
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    Get your hands on- Red deer in NZ , and Stalking the seasons round , 2 good books
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonhunt View Post
    Get your hands on- Red deer in NZ , and Stalking the seasons round , 2 good books
    +1 Read them wile you wait for spring !
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    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
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    Thanks will do.

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    Richie

    Read up on this subject and talk to as many Hunters as you can

    Hunting in winter can be very productive IMO.

    Deer seek out the sunny/warmer spots on cold/frosty days.

    This narrows down the likely areas where you will find them browsing and sunbathing.

    Northern facing sunny areas below the snow line are good places to start looking especially early mornings after a cold frosty night.

    I like hunting in winter and seem to do better this time of year than over the summer.
    Cold frosty mornings are an awesome time to catch the deer out browsing on the edges of a sunny slip face.

    The down side to this is most often you find yourself sitting in the cold/frosty shadows looking back into the sunny warm spots waiting for the light to improve or the deer to appear so I dress up warm and take a thermos of hot tea.

    River crossings pretty much suck in winter too so I try not to get my feet wet if I can help it.

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    I also find hunting in winter productive, where I hunt there seems to be a remarkable drop in hunter numbers over the winter months which I believe allows the deer to move around with a little less caution.

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    Shushhhhhhhhhhh LL, or EVERYBODY will be out this winter.....cheers for the info though!!!!!!
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    Have attained and am reading through "stalking the seasons through" great book, (thanks Moonhunt) and will try get hold of Red Deer in NZ soon as. Was up your way this weekend in fact, (quick trip to see partner's family in Whangarei and Russell, nice and warm up there!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie View Post
    Have attained and am reading through "stalking the seasons through" great book, (thanks Moonhunt) and will try get hold of Red Deer in NZ soon as. Was up your way this weekend in fact, (quick trip to see partner's family in Whangarei and Russell, nice and warm up there!).
    Richie if you cant find it in Ch CH Library or no one down there has a copy to lend PM me and I'll post mine down? (Red Deer in NZ) I got mine for about $40 and read it off and on to refresh my fading mind when something that has happened needs to be re enforced.
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    Cheers for the offer Gibo- I have just hit buy now on a copy for $29 with free shipping, so am looking forward to that arriving! Am reading another good book at the moment that i found at the markets for $6.00, Graeme Marshall Hunter. Just some of his experiences over the last 40 or so years, interesting stuff. Makes me wish i was around in the sixties...
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    Hey mate after reading this thread i got it the other day in post some bloody good info in it, now after stalking the seasons round, I just hit buy now but don't tell the wife PLEASE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie View Post
    Cheers for the offer Gibo- I have just hit buy now on a copy for $29 with free shipping, so am looking forward to that arriving! Am reading another good book at the moment that i found at the markets for $6.00, Graeme Marshall Hunter. Just some of his experiences over the last 40 or so years, interesting stuff. Makes me wish i was around in the sixties...
    That makes about 50 thousand of us
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    hunting in the winter is higly underated.Theres fewer hunters around and the once you get into the zone (were they are holed up) youll score them easy as pie.Read all you can richie but my advice to you from another learner.......read those books after you have got back from a hunt so you can relate some experiances and confirm what you have just been doing if that makes sense.Good luck mate .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    hunting in the winter is higly underated.Theres fewer hunters around and the once you get into the zone (were they are holed up) youll score them easy as pie.Read all you can richie but my advice to you from another learner.......read those books after you have got back from a hunt so you can relate some experiances and confirm what you have just been doing if that makes sense.Good luck mate .
    Makes perfect sense, cheers Neck, went for a walk on saturday but got passed by 4 pig dogs and 2 lads near the top of the hill, they got onto a pig and if there were any animals in the vicinity would have run a mile with the racket. book had arrived when i got back so had a good read up. so far no tips on sending pig dogs down hill tho...

 

 

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