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#3042931 - 11/20/12 09:47 PM where is the rut
doe_killer13
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I'm just wondering when the rut will be here. I have seen one small buck chasing the opening day of ml. Now I have seen nothing but does a a buck or two here and there. A buddy of my killed Sunday and the bucks neck wasn't swell but his glands were turning dark.
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#3043123 - 11/21/12 06:04 AM Re: where is the rut [Re: doe_killer13]
pseshooter300
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Same here in carter county killed a 8 point saturday neck was not swolen at all glands were starting to get dark. I got a lot of trail camera pictures with big groups of does. Getting a couple bucks here and there on trail camera. But none with does.
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#3043209 - 11/21/12 07:16 AM Re: where is the rut [Re: pseshooter300]
stik
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morgan co peaked during the first week of muzzleloader. all 3 bucks killed were swollen and stinky!!
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#3043249 - 11/21/12 07:35 AM Re: where is the rut [Re: stik]
lpo1981
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I haven't seen the first buck chase yet, however I killed a big 3.5 y/o 8pt this past weekend and he had puncture wounds on his face and neck from fighting and had worn a good amount of hair off his brisket from mounting does.. Not sure what's up with the rut this year.
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#3043288 - 11/21/12 07:56 AM Re: where is the rut [Re: stik]
bowriter
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 Originally Posted By: stik
morgan co peaked during the first week of muzzleloader. all 3 bucks killed were swollen and stinky!!


That only proves the bucks were ready, not that the rut peaked. There is only one way to know when the rut peaked and that is by doing a fetal development study.
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#3043489 - 11/21/12 10:37 AM Re: where is the rut [Re: bowriter]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
 Originally Posted By: stik
morgan co peaked during the first week of muzzleloader. all 3 bucks killed were swollen and stinky!!


That only proves the bucks were ready, not that the rut peaked. There is only one way to know when the rut peaked and that is by doing a fetal development study.


the bucks are ready as soon as they are in hard antler. the does were being very cooperative.
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#3043523 - 11/21/12 10:55 AM Re: where is the rut [Re: stik]
Right_Tackle74
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When did the TWRA schedule the rut for this year? \:\)
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