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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Spurhunter » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:38 pm

Hunted all day Saturday in Fayette county. Saw one doe by herself. 2 does together. And I rattled in a tall, long tined 6 point THREE times! He was looking for a fight but a young deer. As I was leaving I came through an area that smelled like someone had spilled a couple bottles of Tinks. Not sure what was up with that but I still think we are 1 to 2 weeks out in SW TN.

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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby tree_ghost » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:12 am

I saw 12 different bucks this weekend. All were cruising bedding areas or working scrape lines. I had success grunting with them but not rattling. All these bucks however were youngsters except for 1 3.5yo. Still waiting on the big boy....


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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby tree_ghost » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:11 am

I have seen 6 bucks now pushing does on my ride in to work. It’s on in Rutherford Co.


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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Remington700 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:14 pm

Hunted all weekend in Fayette County. My hunting partner had an 8 point and 7 point traveling together still. I had several spikes and 3 points around me. They were chasing does. The does were avoiding these little bucks. I believe they are just getting started and we are a week or two away.
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby JCDEERMAN » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:56 pm

A lot of scrape activity right now. Grunted in a 1.5 yo Saturday morning cruising. Saw a 2.5 yo chasing a doe and fawn that evening. Still a few days out. Weather looking perfect for the end of the week/weekend

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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby swd » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:25 pm

In Fayette county all weekend. Saturday two of my good friends I hunt with connected on mature target bucks. One was pushing does in a food plot at around 0700. The other was cruising the edge of a food plot at 1710.

I saw two nice 3.5 year olds yesterday morning. The first was sniff checking some doe bedding and left when nothing smelled the way he wanted it to. That was between 0600 and 0630. The other was around 0800 and just out cruising the edges. Had a fork out cruising at about 1000. No major rut activity yet, but I sure am getting anxious.
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby megalomaniac » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:21 pm

Great hunting. I've seen 20 different bucks. Passed 3 3.5yos chasing does that werent quite ready. Passed 2 4.5yos searching in daylight. One was 125in, the other 140in. A 5.5 yo cull showed up on a scrape on daylight yesterday, I'm hunting him now. My 6.5 or older bucks are still nocturnal.

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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby megalomaniac » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:21 pm

Oops, typo.... was 130in. He would have been dead if he was 140 :)

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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby smyrnagc » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:26 pm

megalomaniac wrote:Great hunting. I've seen 20 different bucks. Passed 3 3.5yos chasing does that werent quite ready. Passed 2 4.5yos searching in daylight. One was 125in, the other 140in. A 5.5 yo cull showed up on a scrape on daylight yesterday, I'm hunting him now. My 6.5 or older bucks are still nocturnal.

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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Dakota10 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:52 pm

Williamson county.
Ahead of the rain this evening I saw a basket rack buck and spike buck chase around does in a field. A large buck came out 15 minutes later and followed their trail out of sight.
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby dogmatik » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:40 pm

Clay county, Moss area... plenty of chasing and seen one trailing about 20 minutes behind a doe. All scrapes I saw were not being used.


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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Bone Collector » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:02 pm

After I put that picture in the thread, I looked to be sure my brother didn't hit that deer and as I was looking i did a little scouting. Found my first rub and it had two scrapes within eyesight of it. I also found where a buck had been racking his antlers in the dirt in another area. However Does still have fawns with them, and there are some bucks still with other bucks, so I think its about to pop, but just not there yet.

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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Andy S. » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:04 pm

SW TN - hunted this past weekend and saw does/fawns still in groups, saw several yearling and 2.5 year old bucks cruising and captured a few mature bucks on camera shortly after dark.
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Bgoodman30 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:11 pm

What y’all think about tomorrows conditions for rut activity? I’m going regardless I’m a glutton for punishment


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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Bgoodman30 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:32 pm

Tons of movement today as expected.. I think I saw half the 1-2 year olds in the county.. I call it the dink parade. Had one tall 8 pt 3 year old slip in this afternoon and bed down 75 yards from me... His tarsals were not that dark... If tomorrow doesn't pan out I might let the cameras do the hunting until I get some proof the big boys are still around...
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby smyrnagc » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:12 pm

Bgoodman30 wrote:Tons of movement today as expected.. I think I saw half the 1-2 year olds in the county.. I call it the dink parade. Had one tall 8 pt 3 year old slip in this afternoon and bed down 75 yards from me... His tarsals were not that dark... If tomorrow doesn't pan out I might let the cameras do the hunting until I get some proof the big boys are still around...


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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Thekla » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 pm

Watched a 2.5 yr old 8 chase a doe from one end of the field to the other for over 45 minutes today in Gibson County
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby Bgoodman30 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:38 am

smyrnagc wrote:
Bgoodman30 wrote:Tons of movement today as expected.. I think I saw half the 1-2 year olds in the county.. I call it the dink parade. Had one tall 8 pt 3 year old slip in this afternoon and bed down 75 yards from me... His tarsals were not that dark... If tomorrow doesn't pan out I might let the cameras do the hunting until I get some proof the big boys are still around...


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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby spinal tap » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Hunted south Marshall yesterday and did not see any signs of major activity. Scrapes are being made, but only saw a few does just browsing calmly.
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Re: Annual “rut report” thread

Postby ZachMarkus » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Lawrence county- Haven’t hunted but camera activity shows lots of young buck activity, cruising and working scrapes. A couple of cameras had bucks still running together. Mature bucks are still nocturnal.


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