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#3043468 - 11/21/12 10:19 AM Chasing question
rockytopmojo
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I'm hunting an area that has produced 2 nice 8 points this year. One on opening day of muzzy and the other last Saturday. Okay, this morning I sat a stand about 100 yds from where the bucks were killed (by another hunter), and had a spike chase a doe. I started wondering if there aren't any mature bucks left or does this happen regardless? This is probably obvious but I am still learning. \:D
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#3043486 - 11/21/12 10:35 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: rockytopmojo]
stik
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mature bucks don't do all the breeding.
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#3049146 - 11/26/12 06:52 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: stik]
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During the peak of breeding, all bucks get into the act.
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#3049242 - 11/26/12 08:14 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: BSK]
tellicoriver
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Two weeks ago, we saw three spikes, two 6 pointers and one very nice seven pointer. After three days of great sightings and next morning it was like every deer was gone. This weekend I saw a spike chasing a group of does. I guess mature bucks onlu breed at peek times.
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#3050941 - 11/27/12 05:49 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: tellicoriver]
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 Originally Posted By: tellicoriver
Two weeks ago, we saw three spikes, two 6 pointers and one very nice seven pointer. After three days of great sightings and next morning it was like every deer was gone. This weekend I saw a spike chasing a group of does. I guess mature bucks onlu breed at peek times.


That sudden "shutdown" of rut activity may actually indicate you were at peak breeding. When the maximum number of does are in estrus at the same time, the lack of competition between bucks for breeding rights can greatly reduce daylight movement by those bucks (visible rutting activity). Hunters often refer to this time period as "lockdown," since most of the older bucks are bedded down with does during the day.
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#3051222 - 11/27/12 09:31 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: BSK]
log72
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BSK why the sudden shutdown in doe activity?
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#3051259 - 11/27/12 09:56 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: log72]
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 Originally Posted By: log72
BSK why the sudden shutdown in doe activity?


Not necessarily a shutdown in doe activity (those does not in estrus), but a big shutdown in rutting type activity (chasing).
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#3051319 - 11/27/12 10:37 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: BSK]
log72
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I recall you stating that the largest percentage of does in estrus happens during the first peakbreeding phase. I would assume that large number of does probably go nocturnal from hunting pressure & the max number of does in estrus spend more time bedded in daylight from being chased non stop. Is that correct?
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#3052783 - 11/28/12 06:59 AM Re: Chasing question [Re: log72]
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 Originally Posted By: log72
I recall you stating that the largest percentage of does in estrus happens during the first peakbreeding phase. I would assume that large number of does probably go nocturnal from hunting pressure & the max number of does in estrus spend more time bedded in daylight from being chased non stop. Is that correct?


Yup. Hunting pressure drives all deer into more nocturnal patterns (and patterns away from our stand set-ups).
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