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2017/11/03 13:41:39 (permalink)

The Rut

Any one see any bucks chasing.  I saw a lot of rubs but no scrapes or any bucks chasing yet here in Somerset County.   Next week should be good.  Will hunt it hard next week.   Lots of bucks on camera but all are nocturnal.

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    thunderpole
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/03 18:45:59 (permalink)
    I seen 5 bucks Wednesday evening chasing

    I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/03 19:37:15 (permalink)
    Panfisher here in my little piece of NW Penn's Woods Cm not seeing much of anything saying the rut is in full swing.

    Pictures of different bucks passing through but no swollen necks or dark stained tarsal glands as of latest pics.

    Two rubs and two scrapes appeared untouched as of noon today. Makes me wonder if a more dominate buck may be gracing my hunting grounds with his presence.

    Had heavy rains with thunder bumpers pass through last night, will be interesting to recheck the scrapes and the "Beaver Moon" blooms tomorrow night so I would venture to say the rut is on it's way. Stupid full moon gonna keep em nocturnal for a while, me thinks.

    By the light of the silvery moon......

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 04:57:05 (permalink)
    Saw 1 doe being lightly chased last Saturday, but other than that the rut seems nonexistent in my area at the moment.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 05:59:50 (permalink)
    4 lil bucks all 1.5 yr old yesterday chased in morning and evening around me.Miday they were in and out of bedding area with the largest staying there and butting heads with others when they came thru.
    I have some rubs and more scrapes than ever on property.Big guys on cam at nite no daytime visits yet.I planted an acer of clover this year it has been hit hard last couple weeks but real hard tis week as most crops are down and no apples in my area.I am in 1B...WCW
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 11:10:05 (permalink)
    Couple pics from the field cam taken 10/31.  Not seeing anything that says "crazy season" has kicked into high gear.
     
     
     
    No swollen neck and the tarsals appear white but check this dudes back.  See the next pic. been doing some sparing??
     
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    However, this is the guy I would love to get a clear picture of............ swollen neck and dark tarsals or just wishful thinking????  You be the judge.
     
     
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 20:45:47 (permalink)
      At 10:30 today a smallish 8 pt chased a doe right by me and neither ever stopped. I was talking on the cellphone to my son and stupidly kept talking. I glanced in direction they came from and there is an 18" buck 20 yards out coming on same chase. I didn't have enough time to get my thoughts straight let alone my crossbow. It was over quickly, and reminded me of why my brother always turned off his phone when hunting. 
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 21:02:44 (permalink)
    Off all week,Saw multiple bucks cruising Monday and Tuesday in 2D. Couple were older bucks, no shots. Didnt hunt in the rain Wednesday, but Thursday saw chasing and bucks crusing all day long, including a large 10 pt. Sat in a tree all day long Friday, only seen one small buck. Today it was on again between my buddy and I, we saw 13 bucks between us and I was only hunting till 930 when a 16 inch 8 pt made mistake of pushing a doe by me at 15 yds.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 21:23:57 (permalink)
    Moses am I hearing a congratulations is in order?

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 22:37:32 (permalink)
    BTDT, yep I was able to fill my buck tag. At the butcher shop I was the 17th buck of the day round 2 pm, also was a bear there killed this am as well.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 22:41:00 (permalink)
    Good deal...🍻

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/04 23:01:59 (permalink)
    Not an archery hunter, but saw 8 different bucks chasing does today while searching for turkeys today in SW Washington County. This morning was absolutely crazy with deer activity.
     
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/05 07:42:26 (permalink)
    Was sitting on the patio with my wife and hunting buddy on Friday having a post pheasant hunt adult beverage and a small four point was chasing does around the field and yard for an hour.

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/05 07:55:29 (permalink)
    I have seen few deer and zero rut activity over the past three all day sits. My slowest early November ever. Hopefully that changes for me next week. 

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/05 09:09:44 (permalink)
    My last three sits from my 3 best stands come up empty on any deer. Did pass on a nice little 8 point last week at 17 yards. He needed one more year. Seeing absolutely no rut activity here. Went spotting a couple nights this week and there were no buck harassing the does.
     

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/09 18:57:10 (permalink)
    Caught this guy on my trail cam.   Neck is swollen but his chest is swollen too.   Is this normal?    Hunted for him all day today but all I saw was a little button buck.
     
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/09 19:40:57 (permalink)
    I wouldn't be wearing any doe pee and bend over in front of that dude...... eeeeeeewowww!!!  
     
                                                                                                                                                 
     
     
    That's a big boy!!  GOOD LUCK!
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/10 05:02:20 (permalink)
    Seeing more than usual bucks this week mostly cruzing thru checking bedding areas some chasing.Lots of rubs and scrapes.We have alot of does in area too many really but bucks are still running around.WCW
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/10 07:09:40 (permalink)
    Things in my area have stopped completely. Have not seen a deer on my property or in the neighbor’s fields since 11/3. Hunted predawn to after dark yesterday and saw one nuthatch.

    Have not seen a deer to or from work since 11/3 and I drive past several newly harvested soy bean fields not long after dark.

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/10 07:57:56 (permalink)
    I had two doe in the yard yesterday. But I took a 4 mile, round trip, on the trail yesterday and never saw one deer. That's completely unusual. Did flush a grouse, dam bird, and one turkey. Almost forgot probably close to 2 dozen ringnecks, the ones who somehow find their way back to the pen after being released.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/10 08:13:52 (permalink)
    Slow rut action for me this year and many others. I was fortunate to get my tag on a good one, but I have not seen many deer over the past three weeks. Probably my slowest rutcation ever. 

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/10 08:20:42 (permalink)
    Can't even find a buck here chasing. All the doe seem to be alone.
     

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/11 10:56:24 (permalink)
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    I wouldn't be wearing any doe pee and bend over in front of that dude...... eeeeeeewowww!!!  
     
                                                                                                                                                 
     
     
    That's a big boy!!  GOOD LUCK!


    I agree with you on that.   Rough looking buck there.   LOL

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/11 11:00:42 (permalink)
    dpms
    I have seen few deer and zero rut activity over the past three all day sits. My slowest early November ever. Hopefully that changes for me next week. 


    Bucks have really been chasing the last 3 days.  2 bucks chasing does today.   Another buck was tailing a doe with 2 fawns.  Saw 7 bucks in the last 3 days.   That is good for the area I was hunting.   Not a lot of deer in that neck of the woods.    
     
    Wind chill yesterday was in the single digits  and this morning was only 11 degrees.  Froze both days.
     
    Wish I could hunt next week.   Should be prime.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/11 12:00:41 (permalink)
    Wife has had bucks chasing all around her and one bedded down not far from her stand. Seems to be prime in our woods now. Can't wait until tomorrow morning!
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/11 12:20:34 (permalink)
    What rut? Without a doubt the least action in years. I've hunted 13 days in a row morning and evening sits. 17 total deer two legal bucks in Pa. Ohio wasn't much better but a did kill and 8pts. On Thursday my son saw his first hot doe being chased and she brought his buck and two others in less than an hour. I hunted last night,nothing but weather conditions where nasty. This morning seemed perfect but I had changing winds that switched 3 different directions this morning, I did see a doe and a fawn at 7:30,then at 9:40 I really got excited,a lone big tank walked by at 25 yards. I waited till 11:15 no boyfriend............... to be continued.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/11 13:16:52 (permalink)
    Lots of action in 2D. 13 yr old son was off school yesterday, we chose a stand location out of the wind near a prime bedding. Constant action from right after 1st light when a doe came flying through at about 60 yds. Couple minutes later a decent 8 pt followed her path, then a spike and a busted rack buck followed. Maybe 15 minutes later we see a couple doe off to our left feed through in front of us, he lays off hoping for one of those bucks to come back through but nothing. Round 815 I catch movement behind us about 40 yds away its a large 8pt moving very quickly, grunts and snort wheezes do nothing to slow him down, he just keeps cruising. At about 840 we hear chasing coming our way its a single doe with a 6pt, 7 pt and 5 pt without brow tines hot in her. They are pushing her all around us but not in any shooting lanes, this goes on for about a half hour when the 5pt finally comes into a lane at 22 yds. My son fires and connects right behind the shoulder. Buck puts his head down and runs maybe 30 yds and begins to stagger, we watch him fall waited a little to make sure he was down and walk up to him at about 930 and he was down for the count. 7 bucks seen one harvested in a short morning hunt.
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/11 14:02:04 (permalink)
    That's awesome stuff Moses - congrats to your son!  Sounds like an exciting hunt.  
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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/12 00:17:38 (permalink)
    Moses congratulation to your son and his very proud father. 🍻

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    Re: The Rut 2017/11/12 09:30:46 (permalink)
    Congrats Moses to your son and of course you to for being an awesome teacher 👍....

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