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Timing of the Roar
Dec 9th, 2008 at 3:03am
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Out of interest - what dates are red stags really cranking in the roar in your (general) hunting areas?

I realise much of this depends on many other factors than just dates alone.. but I'd be interested to know what dates typically crank from your recent (i.e. within last 10years) experience?

i.e.
Kaikouras - April 5th - April 15th
Arthurs Pass/Lake Sumner - April 1st - April 10th
Lees Valley - March 30 - April 8th
Whitcombe/Mikonui - April 5th - 12th
Arahura/Taipo/Taramakau - April 3rd - 11th
Rakaia catchments - March 31st - April 9th
Clarke/Landsborough/Paringa - April 1st - April 10th

Kaimais - April 7th - 15th  Grin

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Re: Timing of the Roar
Reply #1 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 3:08am
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tararuas- last week of march thru to about the 20th of april...roll on roar 09
If i had to narrow it it down even more then it would be the 4th thru to the 10th of april
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 3:22am
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Gday MM,Well you have the dates pretty good!, Lower Paringa can run later period as well as Taramakau /Trent/Haupiri.I guess March 22nd is a good time to start then ,before those dates!! Grin..you can stick to them though!!
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 3:24am
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Grin so true H.J - get in before the rush Smiley

Can anyone vouch for roar dates in and around the likes of Mt Aspiring NP? or further south into Southland or Fiordland?

Or in Uruweras, Ruahines, Rimutakas, Raukumaras, Tongariro NP?
  

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Reply #4 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 3:46am
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Have roared up a stag on the 11 of march in the Cascade, 13th march in the waiatoto. Have had them going as late as the 12th of may in some areas. Arawhata tends to get off to an early start as well. So anywhere between mid march and the end of april is worth a look I suppose.
  
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Re: Timing of the Roar
Reply #5 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 4:38am
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MountainMan wrote on Dec 9th, 2008 at 3:03am:
Out of interest - what dates are red stags really cranking in the roar in your (general) hunting areas?

I realise much of this depends on many other factors than just dates alone.. but I'd be interested to know what dates typically crank from your recent (i.e. within last 10years) experience?

i.e.
Kaikouras - April 5th - April 15th
Arthurs Pass/Lake Sumner - April 1st - April 10th
Lees Valley - March 30 - April 8th
Whitcombe/Mikonui - April 5th - 12th
Arahura/Taipo/Taramakau - April 3rd - 11th
Rakaia catchments - March 31st - April 9th
Clarke/Landsborough/Paringa - April 1st - April 10th

Kaimais - April 7th - 15th  Grin

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why the big laugh jamie im sure there must be at least one record book head to come out of the kaimais Roll Eyes Grin Grin
then again mabey not
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 5:05am
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X R wrote on Dec 9th, 2008 at 4:38am:
why the big laugh jamie im sure there must be at least one record book head to come out of the kaimais Roll Eyes Grin Grin
then again mabey not


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I think I only ever saw a handful of stags in that thicket over the last 15 years - the best being a 9p going nowhere headwise!!

Some better heads get taken out of the South-Eastern Mamuku's though
  

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Reply #7 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 5:07am
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Between the 19th March and the 4th April they were going hard around the Haast Pass general area, and the 22nd April they were still going alright further south in the West of the HPNP.

For your planning purposes or for a article in the rag JC?
  

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Reply #8 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 5:43am
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they dont roar up the taipo  Roll Eyes
  
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Re: Timing of the Roar
Reply #9 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 5:54am
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usualy any time I'm not in the bush, just pick the weeks either side of when I go in  Grin
  

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Reply #10 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 6:01am
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No roars heard in the Ruahines for the past 10 years , at all, so i'd suggest other places for you lot...
Bout the 4th - 10th Roll Eyes....-12th....!
  

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Reply #11 - Dec 9th, 2008 at 6:13am
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Alpshunta wrote on Dec 9th, 2008 at 5:43am:
they dont roar up the taipo  Roll Eyes


thats because of the ammount of 1080 that gets droped in there Wink
  
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