where are we in the rut phase?

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where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Bowhunting Brian » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:27 am

what are you guys seeing? is it just ramping up, reached peak, or are there better days coming still?


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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:29 am

Peak lock down in Southern WI

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Brett » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:32 am

Beginning of lock down IL

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby U.P. MAN » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:43 am

IA and MO cruising and some chasing where I was. Best yet to come down there

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Mibowhunter91 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:35 am

Last week in sw mi was crazy mature bucks all over this week seems way slow saw a few younger bucks cruising. This morning had a young buck running some does then a few hours later a big mature buck was with a doe not really chasing hard but he wasn't leaving her either

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Stanley » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:43 am

It's as good as it gets right now.
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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby PLB » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:47 am

This next week in East Central WI rut should be cranking hard...

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Unchained » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:04 am

Yesterday was the best day Ive had thus far in southeastern wi.
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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Beartown18 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:23 am

U.P. MAN wrote:IA and MO cruising and some chasing where I was. Best yet to come down there

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same in southern Tennessee
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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Redman232 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:53 am

Hunted one farm saturday evening and sunday morning and saw two small bucks on what appeared to be normal patterns, just feeding and strolling along. Hunted Across the road (1/4 mile) Sunday afternoon and monday morning and there was saw a ton of cruising and a little chasing. Had a great 8 pointer (pushing 140) walk right under me, nothing but a spine shot offered so I had to let him pass. Got tired of seeing bucks cruising 30 yards away on neighbors property so I left. You just have to be in the right spot.
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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 am

Lockdown here in MO but they are still very much killable...I find the more isolated cover a guy hunts the better chance he has of encountering a big buck bedded with a hot doe. He will follow her anywhere so if you are in the path death awaits him ;)
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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby wmihunter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:19 am

Stanley wrote:It's as good as it gets right now.

I'm waiting for at least a 2 year old buck here in MI

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby whitetailassasin » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:44 am

Saw a big boy on his feet crossing cut corn field nose to the ground and a small 6 pt not chasing but definetly following some does around grunting soft occasionally.

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby Jphunter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:55 am

The area of Oklahoma I hunt has some chasing going on.

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Re: where are we in the rut phase?

Unread postby staywarmguy » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:42 am

I'm in NE Ohio and watched two bucks chase a doe for about 10 minutes last Saturday. Never got a shot opportunity though. Pretty active right now!
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