Yes they really do roar! During the rut (Sept. through Oct.) these animals will raise the hair on your neck. They are very aggressive, so the lions roar is very appropriate. When these guys lock horns , you are in for a real show. When I stocked our preserve we added females to the mix, adding females makes this preserve hunt much like it would be in the wild, and I do mean wild!
Stalking these animals is extremely exciting, when you consider you are on the ground with them and they weigh 600 lbs, with a massive rack. For the not so brave, a comfortable tree stand is a safer choice, but if you want excitement, take to the ground, but look out!
At night you can hear the stags ROAR from a long ways off. We hope to build a hunting camp outside of our preserve, and I can only imagine what the hunter will be thinking when he or she hears this constant roar through the night! Talk about the excitement that will build overnight, anticipating the next days hunt, you will not need an alarm-clock! ........From down on the farm, Mark
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...