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
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...