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#3409761 - 10/19/13 04:20 PM Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread
UTGrad
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Ok folks I'm going to go ahead and start this thread I do every year. Its only a few weeks away until the time all of us Tennessee deer hunters love to be in the woods...THE RUT!!

Tell us what you are seeing and where you are at.

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#3409862 - 10/19/13 06:13 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: UTGrad]
muddyboots
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Hardin County. Young bucks beginning to stir.
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#3409871 - 10/19/13 06:31 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: muddyboots]
Shotgun84
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Tipton County. Still not sure if it's related to rut activity or not but, when I was in the stand this morning I had a doe run in like she was on fire and she stopped right under my stand for a minute and she was breathing real heavy. She was also looking back towards where she came in at. Maybe it was just dogs chasing her but I didnt hear any barking or anything.

If it would have been November instead of October I would have swore a buck was chasing her. I didnt shoot her just cause I wanted to see what else was behind her. That was the only deer I saw from daylight to 10 a.m.

Nice thread by the way UT Grad.
I havent seen any scrapes and only two rubs to speak of.
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#3409891 - 10/19/13 06:47 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: Shotgun84]
rem.30-06
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I haven't seen any signs of it here in smith co.
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#3409914 - 10/19/13 06:58 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: rem.30-06]
DeerKiller2012
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First couple of scrapes found today and some nice fresh rubs
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#3409915 - 10/19/13 06:59 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: rem.30-06]
UTGrad
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I live in Williamson County. The chasing should be going on in about 3 weeks!! That's coming up quick.
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#3409987 - 10/19/13 08:10 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: UTGrad]
hoyt30
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Rut will be wide open when muzzleloader opens in smith/ jackson counties. Usually going strong by the 15th. That being said trailcam pics showed a dramatic increase on oct. 14,15 of this year. Young bucks starting to mess with does a little. Older deer not moving so much yet. Its coming and gonna be an awesome year!!
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#3409993 - 10/19/13 08:14 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: hoyt30]
Roost 1
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Found first scrapes walking in this evening. Saw 10 doe and 1 small buck. Could hear another buck grunting and chasing doe on other side of field but it was too dark to see...
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#3410003 - 10/19/13 08:22 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: hoyt30]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: hoyt30
Rut will be wide open when muzzleloader opens in smith/ jackson counties. Usually going strong by the 15th. That being said trailcam pics showed a dramatic increase on oct. 14,15 of this year. Young bucks starting to mess with does a little. Older deer not moving so much yet. Its coming and gonna be an awesome year!!


A local that hunts on our lease in Marshall County swears the rut is going to come early in that area. He's been seeing scraps, rubs the buck he killed had smelly tarsals.

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#3410008 - 10/19/13 08:26 PM Re: Official 2013 Rut Kickoff Thread [Re: Roost 1]
timberjack86
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Saw a small buck following a doe yesterday. Grundy county.
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