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Thread: Ruahine Roar Reconnaissance

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    Ruahine Roar Reconnaissance

    A plan was hatched that me and a mate (Taranaki Hunter from the old forum) would head in to see if there was any roaring action happening in the Ruahines this early.

    We decided to head somewhere new and walked in Friday night arriving at the hut in the dark. A quick set up of our gear and a plan was hatched for the following morning.

    The following morning we found ourselves sitting in a prominent position and gave out a few roars to no avail. Nothing was interested and we couldn't hear anything else in the valley despite ideal conditions and our elevated location. We turned our attention to finding other animals in hopes of locating a stag with them and before long we spotted two hinds and a yearling feeding away. Initially, we decided not to shoot and watched the hinds hoping of a stag would soon follow. Nothing appeared after 30 mintues of watching them, and we decided I would have a crack at one of the hinds.


    Prior to the shot.



    See video below... needless to say I was pretty stoked with shot despite it being pretty straight forward.



    Later in the day - the weather turned to shit and only one other animal was spotted in between the constant showers. A nice yearling that was left for another day.



    We awoke to rain this morning and after a bit of a sleep in we begun the long walk out. We did have a bit of luck on the way out with my mate managing to shoot a yearling in the bush just off the track no more than five mintues before the car park. No photos of the yearling as we didn't want to damage the camera in the rain.

    Depsite the lack of roaring - it was still a successful trip.

    Bring on the following few weeks.
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    Pop Shot

    Me and a mate spent all day yesterday in the Eastern Ruhine near CHB doing the same thing ..... only responses to our roars came from a nearby Deer farm and even then they were half hearted responses.

    Even though it rained towards the evening the day was hot and muggy.

    We figure the reds maybe still a week or two away yet.

    Cheers
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    Cool

    Whats the camera you're using?

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    Nice shooting. Its very rewarding to see them just drop ded on the spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Cool

    Whats the camera you're using?
    Ah its my mates, will get back to you but pretty sure its Fuji Finepix ____ - has 35x optical zoom from memory.

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    Awesome stuff pop shot. The Ruahines were quite for me this weekend too.

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    What a fluke.

    Nice shooting mate. Hopefully those stags spark up soon.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    What a fluke.

    Nice shooting mate. Hopefully those stags spark up soon.

    Cheers.
    Will potentially head out mid week to have a looksee for a Sambar - you can video another 'fluke' if you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    Will potentially head out mid week to have a looksee for a Sambar - you can video another fluke if you want?
    Sounds good, let me know.

    I'll be heading out Friday at this stage.

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    Watching the vid with sound off (dont want to look like I'm not quoteing) I was thinking that looks like a nice eater....I would shoot the sucker not video it .....then it fell over

    (also note I look at the pics etc before reading)
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