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Has anyone seen any pre-rut or rut activity ?.
Posted: 27 October 2014 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Just wondering if anyone has seen any increase in pre-rut , chasing by younger bucks , sunbathing deer ( 70 plus today) . I still have seen nothing in my area . Have a lot of corn standing still.

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Posted: 27 October 2014 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Seeing scrapes, not a lot of rubs though.  Saw 3 does on the chase last nite and a lot of smaller bucks on the move via the cameras. Everything seems to be nocturnal so far.

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Posted: 27 October 2014 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Same thing here in adams bigpond…..

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Posted: 27 October 2014 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Macon and Moultrie has been slow for us so far.  Lots of corn and fair weather hunters still.  Need some temps in the 30’s and some serious drizzle!

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Posted: 27 October 2014 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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VERY slow deer activity in my little corner of Knox Cnty.  So slow that I decided to take the boat out to Shelbyville for a couple days of fishing.  Hopefully the deer movement increases when I get back.

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Posted: 27 October 2014 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Same here 90% of my trail cam pictures are between 8-9 pm…the corn n beans are both still in where Im at and not a combine in sight!! I think the guy that killed the buck with the title “killed a bruiser” or something along those lines was a tad bit excited cause he said the rut was in full swing and I just have a hard time believing that with as warm as it’s been here!

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Posted: 28 October 2014 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Not saying that a big mature doe might not be getting bred here or there, but rut starts about the same time every year. It will start picking up in the next week and half but watch and things will bust open the week end of the 8th & 9th of Nov.

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Posted: 28 October 2014 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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On two of my trail cams, I had a series of picture of the same forkhorn walking right up to a mature buck, only to get run off.  He’s a gutty little sucker.

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Posted: 28 October 2014 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Saw a 3 to 4 yr old shooter tonight. Had aggressive response to snort wheeze. He pawed the ground and started grunting.

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Posted: 30 October 2014 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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berlin - 28 October 2014 09:20 AM

Not saying that a big mature doe might not be getting bred here or there, but rut starts about the same time every year. It will start picking up in the next week and half but watch and things will bust open the week end of the 8th & 9th of Nov.

I’m hoping that is the case, my nephew and I are headed up to hun Nov 6th-10th.

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Posted: 30 October 2014 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Don’t get me wrong, every day it gets a little bit better and by no way am I saying you won’t see a buck chasing a doe. But I believe the amount of day light is what sets the rut really off and to me the end of the first week in Nov is when things get really going. Just my opinion though.

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Posted: 30 October 2014 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Read this the other day, and found it really interesting.

http://wiredtohunt.com/2014/05/12/2014-rut-predictions-a-return-to-the-typical-early-november-rutting-frenzy/

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Posted: 31 October 2014 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Lot of scraps but no rubs, did get some trail cam pics of a couple of bucks fighting, really slow around me.

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Posted: 31 October 2014 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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cuttnstrut, what part of the state are you in?

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Posted: 01 November 2014 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Looks like they are getting a little more active in my area (few more on trail cams). Went out hunting last night and have to sit in a ground blind. I had surgery on my shoulder and neck and cannot climb a tree stand. Anyway it was a tad windy smile didn’t see any deer because my stakes gave from a huge gust and I was rolling with the blind ( I use foot long tent spikes not the weenie little things they give you for a ground blind). I use a crossbow and thank God the bolt stayed put and the 2 blade rage didn’t come loose. I always figured it would just blow over you if that ever happened. It pushed in on me like a sandwich and bam off I was rolling. Talk about wake a guy up.

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Posted: 01 November 2014 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Slicky I hunt in Northeastern Greene County, I am taking a vacation the week of Nov9 to archery hunt, hope activity picks up been 5 straight hunts with no deer sightings, got to get better.

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