Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
What RUT?? A normal rut occurs within a short window,.. usually a week. You have pre rut and post rut. How many times have you seen true rut? I mean a buck in TRUE rut??

Now, that I reflect back for myself, I have onlywitness this twice in my short 13 years of whitetail hunting. I actually though it would be like this all the time. I had never witness nor smelled something as strong in my life.

Iwnet back and told the oldtimer that started me what i had observed . His only reply " my boy that's the RUT".

This was 1997 and 2004, every since then it has been nothing but a seek and chase and maybe the post Rut.

Neverless I'll never forget the smell that permiated the cedar thicket I hunted.
if u let'em go they'll grow... QDM