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#3037522 - 11/17/12 10:55 AM Rut Update from West TN?
SNAG
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What's the word? I hear people saying they see chasing but I seen 12 does this morning a group of 8 and group of 4 and no bucks to be found.
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#3037534 - 11/17/12 11:04 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: SNAG]
hootowl123
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Couple of our truck drivers saw 2 bucks chasing does yesterday between jackson and brownsville on 40. I only saw 5 does. They were alone. Heard nineteen shots. 4 were close.
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#3037547 - 11/17/12 11:17 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: hootowl123]
log72
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Chasing & doe herds breaking up in Carrol cty. More buck sightings over the last week.
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#3037553 - 11/17/12 11:29 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: log72]
southpaw14
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young bucks are moving doe's around, no mature deer being seen in day light yet. Just night time camera pictures.
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#3037568 - 11/17/12 11:44 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: southpaw14]
log72
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I agree with southpaw14. What is the general time frame from when the initial chasing from immature bucks to chasing by mature bucks?
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#3037659 - 11/17/12 01:26 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: log72]
MrSagebrushSniper
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I killed 3 doe this morning, they were being chased lightly by a button buck. At 6:10am they walked into the wheat field, at 6:30am I was in the truck.
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#3037800 - 11/17/12 03:55 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: MrSagebrushSniper]
shelbydeer
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Seen a lot of young bucks cruising and pestering .
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#3037812 - 11/17/12 04:06 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: shelbydeer]
travle
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Well if i could see one deer i might be able to help you out lol
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#3037851 - 11/17/12 04:35 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: travle]
muddyboots
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Northern part of Hardin County they are chasing. Mature deer starting to be seen. Southern part not so much. LOL
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#3044654 - 11/22/12 08:29 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: muddyboots]
SNAG
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Seen some small bucks chasing and fighting this morning but still no large bucks other than night time cam pics.
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#3044673 - 11/22/12 08:47 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: SNAG]
Jt222
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Registered: 11/14/12
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Just got back Tuesday from a five day hunt in Wayne county. Nothing. Just a handfull of rubs and scrapes. Only a few small bucks seen wandering around.
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#3044675 - 11/22/12 08:49 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: Jt222]
ClubHead
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Saw a doe and small buck this morning seperate.Scrapes have leaves in them.Pretty dead.Benton County.
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#3044680 - 11/22/12 08:58 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: ClubHead]
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Saturday morning!!!! That is THE day to be in the woods in West TN, I guarantee you. This might be the single best day of West TN Hunting all season. Be there.
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#3044690 - 11/22/12 09:05 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: SNAG]
TrailWatcher
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Was in Houston from wed to last night very little movement during the day.Saw a few spikes,does and a little 8. During the week... I think maybe they will move a little more after some rain, You can hear them coming from a mile away right now and I think they are staying in the pines or bedded down for the most part. Still alot of acorns on the ground so find some thick stuff and wait it out...I'm heading back tonite for the weekend and free passes are about to run out...
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#3044697 - 11/22/12 09:08 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: TrailWatcher]
muddyboots
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Small bucks chasing yesterday.
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#3044698 - 11/22/12 09:08 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: TrailWatcher]
bowhunterfanatic
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I agree with Poser. It's just starting here in my part of McNairy. Mainly young bucks being seen but a few people have seen big deer chasing. Saturday looks like it will be dynamite.
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#3044701 - 11/22/12 09:15 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
Mike Belt
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The weather Saturday starts to look better. From then through next week should start seeing some action.
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#3045288 - 11/22/12 08:00 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: SNAG]
docpoco
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In Madison County - Saw hard chasing on the 16th from a young buck, but a mature buck was also in tow and being very aggressive.

This morning, my buddy killed a 130 class 8 with 10+ inch G2s. Was cruising very hard this am.

Not seeing much on Camera, but they are definately searching.

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#3045483 - 11/23/12 03:32 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: docpoco]
Mike Belt
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Wednesday morning I glassed the first doe I've seen with hocks beginning to turn darker. It my not be 100% but usually that's a sign I look for signaling does beginning to come into estrous.
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#3046045 - 11/23/12 03:53 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: Mike Belt]
log72
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My last two hunts in Carroll cnty have seen only two small bucks. Same areas were I have seen numerous does, small bucks chasing & killed a nice 8 point on the 12th. Lockdown maybe?
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#3046320 - 11/23/12 07:25 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: Mike Belt]
W.Seay
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
The weather Saturday starts to look better. From then through next week should start seeing some action.




Yep!!!
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#3046800 - 11/24/12 10:24 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: W.Seay]
BuckMerker
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Saw a lot of movement this morning but zero rutting activity. None of the scrapes have been hit in a few days. Not sure what to think.
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#3046806 - 11/24/12 10:29 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: BuckMerker]
TN Whitetail Freak
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Witnessed a small 3 pt grunting and running a doe at 7:30 am.....between Bradford and Trezvant a.k.a. Hartsmill
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#3046809 - 11/24/12 10:35 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: SNAG]
log72
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I gotta believe they in the peak breeding/lockdown phase from results in Carroll cnty.
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#3046836 - 11/24/12 11:10 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: log72]
muddyboots
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Several does seen. No bucks,
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#3046840 - 11/24/12 11:13 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: log72]
MrSagebrushSniper
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If the peak rut has already hit, the deer here in haywood havnt realized it. I havnt seen a scrape since before muzzleload season. The rubs are around, but havnt started heating up yet. I've seen small bucks starting to have black glands, but from pics of bigger bucks, no such sign. Big bucks still moving at midnight on my cameras. Plenty of spikes and 4 pts roaming between daylight and 8am. My guess is we are "behind schedule" this year from the warmer weather patterns. Deer don't have a calendar. Biology plays a major part in the breeding cycle, but cool weather tells them its winter, not the month on our calendars. With this cold spell, things should pick up.
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#3046844 - 11/24/12 11:28 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: log72]
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 Originally Posted By: log72
I gotta believe they in the peak breeding/lockdown phase from results in Carroll cnty.


They are just getting started
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#3046847 - 11/24/12 11:34 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: MrSagebrushSniper]
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I shot my first buck during muzzleloader that was checking a scrape, my second buck was chasing a doe, his torsel glands weren't very black at all.

I have seen a bunch of bucks crusing, 90% of them have been 1.1/2 olds. Been seeing a high number of does with young ones following them.

There has been alot of nite movement at the scrapes were my cameras are.

So is it at its peek, I don't think so buts its sure on their minds.
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#3046879 - 11/24/12 12:05 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: Viper (tp)]
log72
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First signs of chasing were on Nov. 5. killed a 8 pt Nov 12 chasing. Last week have seen no does & only two 1.5yr old bucks I just been gauging the rut by timing estimates given on thsi site. I am by no means the expert!
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#3046919 - 11/24/12 12:57 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: log72]
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Young bucks just started chasing in Chester county
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#3046936 - 11/24/12 01:24 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: A.Hall]
log72
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When yall just start seein young bucks chasing, what do you expect from that point?
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#3047038 - 11/24/12 02:55 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: SNAG]
Artemas
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Seen 2.5yr old 8pt just walking through, couple of does by themselves, a group of 3 mature does with 4 little ones being chased by a spike and then again by a button. Another buddy seen 2 fighting and yet another buddy seen a spike chasing and a 2.5 yr old. 9pt just walking through. It's heating up but not full force. This is in rossville, Fayette county
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#3047441 - 11/24/12 08:21 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: Artemas]
BusyDad71
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I killed a very nice 10 pointer yesterday in Rossville that was chasing so hard his tongue was hanging out and he was grunting with every step. If anyone knows how to post pics for me text me and I'll text you the pic to put on this thread....901-494-1575
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#3047611 - 11/24/12 10:07 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: BusyDad71]
Nyper
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I saw a ton of chasing last weekend.. but the past 2 days I haven't seen much of anything. It's seemed pretty abnormal here. Saw 3 bucks together with 1 doe yesterday. Earlier this morning saw 2 bucks with 2 does. All were just feeding in the field.. no chasing.

Saw about 15 does by themselves the last two days, none with a buck anywhere near them.

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#3050012 - 11/26/12 03:52 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: muddyboots]
WG Taxidermist
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Northern part of Hardin County they are chasing. Mature deer starting to be seen. Southern part not so much. LOL
I hunt the southern part and hadn't seen the first rub and only one small scrape. No bucks!
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#3051063 - 11/27/12 07:41 AM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: ]
muddyboots
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Breeding happening yesterday in Hardin County.

Edited by muddyboots (11/27/12 07:41 AM)
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#3051529 - 11/27/12 12:37 PM Re: Rut Update from West TN? [Re: muddyboots]
Don'tDrinkTinks
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buddy killed a buck in Millington Sunday evening. thought it was a doe. horns were busted off from fighting. real rutty. black dripping tarsals and bull necked.
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