Red Stags Start Roaring in the South Island
Last updated on March 28, 2016
From the middle of March the Red Stags start getting active from lying in muddy wallows to rubbing their antlers on the native plants, a change in cooler weather brings on the Stags to Start 'Roaring' (the rut).
Given the name. a stag call is similar to that of a lions call - a deep gutteral sound that echoes down the valleys from up high in the cool morning and evening air.
An exciting time for all as our first hunters experienced...