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#5401996 - 11/05/14 10:17 PM The RUT is ON!!!!
TexAg Mike Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 32
After seeing posts over the weekend about a lot of buck activity, I went out today to our place in Hood Co and saw 3 different bucks on a fence line working does. First time we've really hunted this area and they were working those girls like crazy! Looking at the 10 day forecast, its only going to get better!!!!

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#5402037 - 11/05/14 10:47 PM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
2012hvt Offline
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Registered: 09/04/13
Posts: 239
It's a good time of the year!

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#5402077 - 11/05/14 11:35 PM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
I'm close to Hood county. I've seen bucks cruising but I think we're still a week or so away from the doe being ready. Bucks are ready. This rain shut them down for us. Of course tomorrow I have to head back to big D. Solunar tables say that next weeks 'new' moon phase will have game activity that will be off the charts. Who knows? confused2
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#5402086 - 11/05/14 11:48 PM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
We have at least a week, probably more in our area.
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#5402250 - 11/06/14 06:43 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
BlackSnake Offline
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Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 1190
Loc: Denton County, Texas
Pre rut? Actual rut will be around the 15th


Edited by BlackSnake (11/06/14 06:43 AM)
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#5402327 - 11/06/14 07:38 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: BlackSnake]
gunnut81 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 279
Loc: Lipan TX
Originally Posted By: BlackSnake
Pre rut? Actual rut will be around the 15th


Yep that's right usually around the 15th it is on big time but this year the pre rut has been harder than usual on the Hood/Erath line the bucks were chasing harder than usual even the big one was chasing but two or three miles away in my Palo Pinto co spot it was quiet have barely even got pics lately, on my Hood Co ranch they tend to breed really late I get a lot of pics of late born fawns every year and have seen major rut activity as late as December 10th.
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#5402344 - 11/06/14 07:44 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: BlackSnake]
Branden Offline
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 1038
Loc: Aledo, Tx
Originally Posted By: BlackSnake
Pre rut? Actual rut will be around the 15th
your right actual rut you won't see jack and they are locked down

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#5402352 - 11/06/14 07:47 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: Branden]
Kenneth1977 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/13
Posts: 2057
Loc: Alvarado,TX
Originally Posted By: Branden
Originally Posted By: BlackSnake
Pre rut? Actual rut will be around the 15th
your right actual rut you won't see jack and they are locked down

trout Not very true at all in my neck of the woods or any place i have been on , if you hunt all day and where you know they hang out you will see them you just have to put the time in . Most of the time i see them in heavy rut around 10-30 to 1-00 when most are not in the woods !
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#5402353 - 11/06/14 07:48 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 3883
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Got a doe or two in here but I'm with you guys, peak with be 15th-25th here.
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#5402420 - 11/06/14 08:26 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
smm8810 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 9
Rookie question, I have not had much experience hunting the rut each year. After speaking with some people, they keep talking about rut being in full swing, and that's should bring for urine out this weekend. Is it too soon to be doing that? I hunt out near Putnam, Tx (near abilene) for anyone familiar with the area.


Edited by smm8810 (11/06/14 08:29 AM)

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#5402432 - 11/06/14 08:32 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: Erathkid]
landsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4572
Loc: Annetta TX
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
I'm close to Hood county. I've seen bucks cruising but I think we're still a week or so away from the doe being ready. Bucks are ready. This rain shut them down for us. Of course tomorrow I have to head back to big D. Solunar tables say that next weeks 'new' moon phase will have game activity that will be off the charts. Who knows? confused2

My experience in Hood and surrounding southern counties the first new moon in November triggers the does to cycle. The following two weeks it's on
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#5402506 - 11/06/14 09:00 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6498
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Opening weekend in Mills county nearly every doe I saw was with a buck or got checked by a buck. It's definitely heating up.
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#5403800 - 11/06/14 06:24 PM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: Branden]
gunnut81 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 279
Loc: Lipan TX
Originally Posted By: Branden
Originally Posted By: BlackSnake
Pre rut? Actual rut will be around the 15th
your right actual rut you won't see jack and they are locked down


That is so true all I hear about especially on the hunting shows is the rut and how great it is rut rut rut hunt the rut. Well I do hunt the rut and every other day of the season and I dont get excited about it anymore during the rut hunting is 10x harder, sure you might see a big buck get careless and expose himself for a shot he usually wouldn't but I'd much rather hunt pre rut and post rut I see so much less deer activity during the actual rut because the bucks are usually chasing, not eating, or shacked up with a doe they could be up to 10 miles away at any time. Personally I can't blame them if I only got a chance to get some action for two weeks a year Id go insane too. My favorite time is the post rut where the bucks are tired and need to eat they will move earlier and hot food plots and feeders during the day time on ocassion.
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#5403840 - 11/06/14 06:47 PM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
DesertDog Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 117
Loc: Grand Prairie/Erath Co.
At my place in Erath County, I didn't see much pre rut at all last weekend. I rattled in a 4 point, but all the doe I saw had no bucks trailing them. I would love to be out there this weekend to see if things have changed, but it's the wife's birthday. I'm sure there are brave men out there that would try to ask to get away for that, but I'm not one of them.

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#5406726 - 11/08/14 10:10 AM Re: The RUT is ON!!!! [Re: TexAg Mike]
TexAg Mike Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 32
We got one of the two that we saw chasing does earlier in the week last night. Here he is in full regalia! [img]http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/p..._90610854652367[/img]

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