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#3039096 - 11/18/12 03:19 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: arctic_cat]
Diehard Hunter
12 Point

Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6589
Loc: East Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: arctic_cat
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
It is ON! in Morgan County. They were chasing yesterday.
what part? Im hunting northern morgan,and hunting 3 different property,and haven't seen any chaseing,found 2 scrapes on 1 property and nothing on the other 2.Seen 2 spikes and 2 does yesterday morning and it was business as usual.Seen 4 does this morning with their fawns in tow..

Im hunting Morgan also and havent seen sh!t for rut activity

Around wartburg we have had active scrapes for over two weeks now. My brother in law killed a buck last week chasing a doe, another friend killed an 11 point yesterday on the trail of a doe. He missed the first shot, and the buck would not leave the doe. Killed it on the second shot. I came out of the woods yesterday into a clear cut and had a buck chasing a doe 50 yards away into and out of the clear cut. Several bucks that have been killed in the last two weeks have had blown tarsals and the necks are fully swollen.
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold

#3039187 - 11/18/12 05:10 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Eric Kilby
10 Point

Registered: 04/06/06
Posts: 3380
Loc: Tellico Plains

confused Online
the property i hunt had 5 bucks killed saturday all chasing does
Right here in the forest i will find true happiness, the happiness that will not be contaminated by the mind of man.

#3039188 - 11/18/12 05:12 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: RatherBeHuntin]
6 Point

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 543
Loc: Greene ,TN

2nd week in dec is prime time here in east tn.
#3039203 - 11/18/12 05:33 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: RackHntr]
4 Point

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 106
Loc: Claiborne County, Tn

I shot a 7 point yesterday. He was with does and was doing some chasing. It is always the best in Claiborne county in December.
People after big horns are compensating for small horns.

#3039222 - 11/18/12 05:55 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: mq32]
8 Point

Registered: 09/22/12
Posts: 1676
Loc: Nashville

Im coming in to visit family around thanksgiving and will be hunting morgan county. Finally found a great spot last year and i can not wait to get there.hopefully the big boys are still doing their thing.

By the way didnt know there were so many morgan county guys on here, have the been many nice ones killed there this year?

Edited by MattRitter (11/18/12 05:58 PM)
Corpsman Up!

#3039267 - 11/18/12 06:39 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: MattR]
4 Point

Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 258
Loc: Bradley County, TN

I have two places to hunt, one is in bradley county and one is in hamilton county. The bradley county place has a lot of rubs and not a whole lot of scrapes, but the ones that are there are big (3-4 ft around). I hunted yesterday morning on the ground by a bedding area, I had 8 does walk by me at 10 feet. I was down wind and they looked at me and just kept on rollin. Not a buck in site. About two weeks ago I started getting mid day pick of several shooter bucks, but that has gone away. Not sure what that means, but when you have that many does come by and not a buck in the group, I couldnt believe it. On the other hand Hamilton county area, the deer sign was non existent. But about two weeks ago I started getting new bucks and mid day picks of them. That has now went away there also. Tonight my wife and I went to hamilton county to ease the hunting pressure from the bradley county area and saw a small buck more like nagging then chasing, but he was running here a little bit. Last year Hamilton county was hot the second week of november. Bucks were chasing hard, but this year there is hardly any movement at all.
#3039272 - 11/18/12 06:43 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: DMAG]
8 Point

Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 2017
Loc: Union County,Tn

Chasing where I was at yesterday.
The work is mighty hard out in the gravel yard. I'll never be a free man so they say

Dont tread on me

#3039291 - 11/18/12 06:55 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: RatherBeHuntin]
6 Point

Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 811

The 10 pt i shot yesterday in loudon county was in full rut.. He was moving along a ridge with his nose to the wind looking for a doe that had passed a few min before. His tarsal glands were dripping

Edited by JSPAL270 (11/18/12 06:56 PM)

#3039566 - 11/18/12 09:08 PM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: RatherBeHuntin]
4 Point

Registered: 02/20/11
Posts: 352
Loc: Roane Co, TN

its on on Meigs and Roane Co too. Saw 2 chasing yesterday.One was grunting every step of the way.
#3040031 - 11/19/12 08:45 AM Re: East Tn Rut? [Re: feathersandfur2214]

Registered: 10/31/12
Posts: 38
Loc: Knoxville, TN

So it sounds like southern east tn it is on, and in northern east tn it isn't? Is that a reasonable conclusion to draw.

Edited by ford4wd08 (11/19/12 08:46 AM)

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