Summer begins to lower the curtain little by little, even with the function of the half closure acting. We say goodbye to the summer season and we welcome the autumn months with a smile, as they are one of those magical moments that nature gives us.
We bid farewell to the main species that came to spend the summer with us and we prepare to receive those that will arrive for the wintering season. The field will have autumnal scenes as props, mushrooms will sprout in forests and meadows … The show is about to start.
The main roles in this case are to the deer and the fallow deer, in the best of his interpretations: the bellowing and the ronca, offering one of the most impressive shows in our mountains.
In this work we have love as the background theme, since the bellowing is a brief and exultant period of love affairs, no more than two or three weeks, in which there is no definite pattern neither regarding the beginning of it, nor regarding the peaks of maximum or minimum sexual arousal that occur during the day.
The cervids in their main role, know that the females will soon be ready to conceive and are determined to woo them. To do this, they will look at the clearings of the mountains and will launch their powerful voice to the four winds to tell the other deer that this place has an owner and also the females that graze there, something that they will have to defend with their horns if any rival decides to put him to the test. It is what amounts to a “lovesickness …”.
In this role, the hunter must have all his own knowledge in this genre. The stalking in bellowing It is a type of hunting that has many enthusiasts, with all the excellence of any other stalking added to the impressive concerts of the roaring of the deer in the mountain valleys.
The skill consists of approaching the chosen male taking advantage of the relative neglect for their safety that they experience in mating season. However, we must not neglect the females that make up the harems, as they do not suffer from this love sickness in the same way and a careless approach will alarm them, also putting the persecuted male on alert.
The hunter can choose another setting when it comes to bellowing hunting: waiting. This must be done in the afternoon. In the central hours of the day the activity of the deer disappears to be activated again at dusk.
You can take advantage of this modality to place yourself in a suitable place to wait without being discovered before the appearance of the deer. The points that we must look for for these waits, if a preliminary location work has not been carried out that would be the appropriate thing, can be water points, clearings in the mountains and open places to which the deer usually go to delight us. with the bellowing.
The option of waiting also has an advantage over stalking itself. At the end of September, if the rains have not remedied it, we will find dry mountains, in which getting to move without making noise is impossible, so waiting without having to move will prevent the harem of females that surround the male, discover us.
If we opt for the approach, we will have to use the moments in which the roar of the deer resounds to hide the noise of our footsteps and gradually gain distance. Suspense also has a place in this role.
There is no possible comparison between the venatorial beauty of entering a defiant male trying to follow him until he uncovers in some clearing inside the mountain, and waiting in a loving place where we suppose or have evidence of the presence of the imposing deer . But for tastes, the colors …
Looking forward to the start of the show.