Ohio Rut Report

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Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby mfran615 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:04 am

I know this is way early, but I'm starting a thread for us Ohio hunters. Figured it would be nice to have a place we can all talk about what we're seeing out there as we approach the rut.


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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby mfran615 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:41 am

Anyone seeing much yet? I haven't been able to get out but 3 times since the season opened but I will start having significant time in the woods this coming weekend. I friend not far from the PA border has seen a little chasing already.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby Bowfisher » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:04 am

my last hunt in Ohio was last weekend. That said, things were just and I mean just starting to tick up. few scrapes, few fresh rubs. I think by the end of this week things will begin heating up as the day temps start hitting consistently cool days coupled with small fronts.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby mfran615 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:09 pm

I agree. Starting to open up the scrape they were using last year and rubs starting to pop up more.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby bowfreak8 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:25 am

Rubs are starting to pop up more and scrapes beginning to appear. Should start getting good soon.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby Evanszach7 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:16 am

Southern Ohio... more and more rubs and scrapes. Just had a handful shift into a known prerut bedding area
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby hoyt31786 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:08 pm

Checkout trophy bucks of ohio on facebook been some big deer hitting the dirt! Have had several buddies seeing mature bucks cruising and dogging does ive just been stuck at work :(
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby Outlaw10 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:54 pm

I have a little basket 8pt on camera checking out a does every move on camera like35-40 minutes after she passed through... other than that I haven’t seen anything crazy as of yet...
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby Jdw » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:36 am

I saw a 1.5 yo. cross the road mid day today and I got a 3.5 yo. on camera mid morning near a field edge.
It looks like bucks are starting to get antsy.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby mfran615 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:24 pm

I saw a 2.5yo chasing does in a field near the road while driving last night. It’s definitely on their mind right now.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby 802bowhunter » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 pm

Any suggestion on where,to hunt public land down,there?
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby mfran615 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:23 am

Down where?
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby Jdw » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:00 am

I am seeing more scrapes.
I got pictures of 3 bucks on my last card pull that haven’t been on the cameras this year.
Looks like pre rut is ramping up.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby mfran615 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:44 pm

Things are starting to get good, that’s for sure. Lots of bucks being killed trailing does. Time to get in the woods.
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Re: Ohio Rut Report

Unread postby bowfreak8 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:36 pm

Saw quite a few fresh scrapes pop up over the weekend. Trail cams showing more buck movement as well.


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