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
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...