The build up to the roar is always an exciting time with all the plotting and scheming involved and figuring out where and when to focus your time. It’s an exciting time to hunt, and for good reason. As the days get shorter eventually those big stags that have been hard to find all year will let their guard down with the onset of the roar, and suddenly they become a hell of a lot easier to find.
Every now and then you get lucky with the weather. Coming up to Waitangi weekend 2020, almost unbelievably, the forecast for the coast looked ok! This hunt is almost a tradition for me now and over the years I have been reasonably successful. Even when the hunting doesn’t quite go...
Tim Butcher talks trophy assessment. A must read for anyone wanting to get better at on the hoof assesment.
Firearms safety is all about good habits, here's a few things to think about this roar.
Winter backpack hunting with Alex and Jarrod. Frosty tents and frozen boots, a hunt that won’t be forgotten.
Join Alex Davies and crew on an epic hunt chasing roaring stags.
Jack Stevenson recounts a rather epic post rut trip. Big days hunting in big country, resulting in big stags.
Two big public land stags taken on a recent winter hunt by Alex Davies and Jarrod McLaughlan