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#3059896 - 12/02/12 05:46 PM Rut in West Tennessee?
TANKIAS613
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I hunt a large farm in South Hardeman County. Myself or someone else have been hunting almost every day since Nov. the 10th. We haven't seen one buck even interested in a doe. The does and fawn are still together, no sign that a rut has taken place or is taking place. Historically this has been a great farm with many large bucks killed. Not one buck this year. Is anyone else in the area seeing the same thing?
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#3059991 - 12/02/12 06:33 PM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: TANKIAS613]
wwa7
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Registered: 11/19/09
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Yes. Same thing here hunting a farm in Fayette County... Its tough right now. Last good deer seen was during ML when it was cold. Since then nothing. Does and yearlings together. Small bucks, year and half olds "pestering" does, not chasing. Im sayin week after next, as long as we get some good weather. If weather still sucks, chasing will happen all night long.
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#3060002 - 12/02/12 06:40 PM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: wwa7]
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They've been chasing up near Whiteville.
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#3060004 - 12/02/12 06:41 PM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: wwa7]
nick2720
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Registered: 10/01/09
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I hunt in grand junction opening weekend saw 4 diff bucks with lone does. neighbors been seeing same activity. its been slow this week and weekend. I hunted sat morn saw 3 does had a buck before shooting time and walked under my stand he was alone. saw two o.there lone deer but couldn't tell what they were. so I decided to get down and still hunt saw lone does walking alone jumped a group of 10 does and walked up on a buck bedded down couldn't get a shot he stopped behind a tree. on my way out saw another group of does and one small.buck was with them. all in all didn't see.much from stand but saw 15 fresh scrapes with piss and no leaves in them. that moon and warn weather is hurting.us. should be on lock down this week or next. I usually see big boys this week with does I thick stuff
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#3060011 - 12/02/12 06:46 PM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: nick2720]
gatodoc
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Hunted Fayette Co. fri, sat, and this morn....no chasing at all....:)
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#3060307 - 12/02/12 08:43 PM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: gatodoc]
TANKIAS613
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Thanks for the info. Just a little frustrated right now need some patience.
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#3060345 - 12/02/12 08:58 PM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: TANKIAS613]
bowhunterfanatic
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Registered: 09/14/09
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It's definitely not happening in my part of McNairy county yet either.
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#3060873 - 12/03/12 08:59 AM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
Mike Belt
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The rut this year seems to be a strange one in the making. There has been chasing going on while fresh scrapes are being made daily. Some big bucks have been seen chasing does while groups of does with fawns are walking around. I'm not seeing as many bucks on their feet during the day as I was but our warmer weather has alot to do with that. There's no doubt that the rut is happening but I have yet (as well as most hunters I've talked to) seen the all out rutting I would expect to see when it's full blown wide open. Hopefully the weather will cooperate before the "peak" period has passed. The good thing is that as many does as are being seen not rutting the bucks will be cruising for a while yet.
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#3060878 - 12/03/12 09:03 AM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: Mike Belt]
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We have had the most "textbook" rut this year since before 2007 and all that came with it! Great acorn crop im sure helped, along with the decent weather for much of November, Classic rut here in East TN.
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#3060945 - 12/03/12 09:51 AM Re: Rut in West Tennessee? [Re: Winchester]
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We didn't hunt during the recent 'heat wave' but in the weeks prior there was lots of chasing (though all by younger deer). As others have said, plenty of does and fawns together (still unharrased) and multiple bucks continuing to tolerate each other. It has been a little wierd but we've been seeing a decent bit of rutting activity, just no bruisers yet. There's lots of rain in the forecast so don't know what effect that may have, if any.
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