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#3042962 - 11/20/12 10:32 PM What's going on with Hickman County?
AUhunter
Spike


Registered: 09/19/10
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Loc: North Alabama

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Guys, I've been hunting in a club off HWY230 in Only for the past 4 years. Each year the rut seems to start in the first week or so of November and run through about Thanksgiving. I've killed 3 bucks (two 8's and an 11) over the past three years, all were taken between Nov 9 and Nov 23, all were rutting. This year they haven't even started on our property as of last weekend. My property is void of fresh scrapes, rubs, or chasing. Heck, I watched a small 8 point walk right past a doe on Friday without even giving her a glance.

Has anyone hunting that area seen any chasing, etc? I don't think we've just missed it as we have multiple members saying it hasn't happened yet but I'm beginning to wonder since I keep seeing the rut is on in surrounding counties. Thoughts?

Thanks and straight shooting!

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#3042970 - 11/20/12 10:45 PM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: AUhunter]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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We have a farm in hickman county and it's rocking as far as small bucks chasing haven't seen any mature bucks chasing at that farm yet but have at a few other farms like in giles and santa fe.
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#3043144 - 11/21/12 06:24 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: deerhunter10]
eyeseeker
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Registered: 06/29/10
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Loc: Hickman county

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Im right off 230 and s possum hollow rd and the same on my place. Yesterday there were a few new scrapes but thats all. Very little deer movement in the mornings and only moderate in the afternoons. Sure would love to get a cold front!
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#3043178 - 11/21/12 06:58 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: eyeseeker]
Appleman
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Registered: 11/07/08
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Loc: Hickman/Nashville

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Seen chasing last couple weeks. Recently been slow!!
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#3043204 - 11/21/12 07:13 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: Appleman]
Columbia Scott
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Registered: 01/23/11
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Our lease in Northern Giles usually produces a mature buck by now. So far we have not killed a single deer. If you love spikes we are the place to be right now. Biggest deer that we have walked was a 120" 8 point with a busted left beam. It has got to be this warm weather. I'm taking a couple days off, riding the Harley a little and getting back on the lease Thursday morning. There is a minor cold front coming through Friday.
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#3043258 - 11/21/12 07:42 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: Columbia Scott]
lpo1981
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Registered: 01/20/12
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Samething in Dickson Co, i haven't seen the 1st deer chasing or anything and have 3 trail cameras running behind my house which show little action either. Large groups of does and some younger bucks together. However i shot an 8pt this past weekend and he had puncture wounds on his face and neck from fighting and worn the hair off his brisket from mounting does. Plenty of scrapes and runs being used here at my house though.
I'm on a lease also though in Bucksnort and its the same way as yours, a lot of members saying that they haven't seen any rutting activity at all.. Defin a strange year as far as the rut goes....

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#3043333 - 11/21/12 08:48 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: lpo1981]
AUhunter
Spike


Registered: 09/19/10
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Loc: North Alabama

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad that others have been experiencing the same scenario as we have. As lpo said, it is definitely a strange year. I just wish I hadn't burnt a good portion of my vacation time during muzzleloader because it definitely wasn't what I had hoped for in terms of big buck movement. Oh well, hopefully this cold front pushing through on Friday/Saturday will get them really moving. I'll be in the woods Friday, Saturday and probably Monday to see what's going on!
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#3043360 - 11/21/12 09:02 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: AUhunter]
shelbydeer
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Warm weather has put a complete stop to the rut . This weakened it should get going for most of us
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#3043403 - 11/21/12 09:31 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: shelbydeer]
lpo1981
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Amen to burning vacation time at the wrong time of the year.. Been there done that and chose not to burn It muzzleloader.. I took off the week after Thanksgiving this year in hopes o hitting the rut... We will see..
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#3043416 - 11/21/12 09:40 AM Re: What's going on with Hickman County? [Re: lpo1981]
jb3
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Driving down hwy 96 last Sunday (Dickson County), temp in the 60's, I spotted a doe in a field, 20 yards away was a nice looking buck. As I slowed, she took off running and the buck was running with her stride for stride. So yes, I believe it is time. Lease I hunt not far from there I watched a 4pt tend a doe and he kept running the yearling that was with her away.
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