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#6075815 - 12/09/15 08:06 PM post rut Mills county
Ajpp Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 23
My place is located off 183 directly between goldthwaite and lometa. Haven't been out in 3 weeks (I have a beautiful 9 month old little girl who keeps me around the house) and I was wondering how everyone's hunting has been here lately. Last time I went out I still had a couple mature shooters on camera and they were rutting hard.


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#6075816 - 12/09/15 08:07 PM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
rexmitchell Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2025
San Saba the bucks are still chasing as of last weekend.

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#6075828 - 12/09/15 08:11 PM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
Threelranch Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 179
Loc: West tx
Had two of my guys get two real nice ones this past weekend and seeing a few bucks behinds the house a little interested in some doe but it's about over in this area

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#6076021 - 12/09/15 09:48 PM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
Bar M Ranch Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 40
I hunt just across the Mills county line in Comanche county. The bucks were chasing doe this past weekend. Had a lot of action, morning and evening.

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#6076235 - 12/10/15 06:10 AM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
jmh004 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 424
I think the rut is about over. Bucks seem to be still cruising looking for doe because we are still seeing new bucks. However, those bucks haven't been with any doe, and don't stick around long.

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#6076330 - 12/10/15 07:43 AM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
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Loc: Undercover
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#6076389 - 12/10/15 08:11 AM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
It appears to be a trickle rut kind of year. The heavy rains probably caused some doe to go through their first cycle without getting bred.
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#6076391 - 12/10/15 08:13 AM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7498
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
It appears to be a trickle rut kind of year. The heavy rains probably caused some doe to go through their first cycle without getting bred.


I agree with that.
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#6076399 - 12/10/15 08:16 AM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6314
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
The ladies are getting harder to come by. I saw a swelled neck mature buck after a 25 lb yearling doe yesterday. laugh

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#6076508 - 12/10/15 08:55 AM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
tbgascorer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 119
Mostly over and have seen the downward trend in the past few weeks. They are happy to just eat a little corn or stay hidden and recoop eating fresh growth and acorns. I thought the 5 inches I poured from my rain gauge would rot the acorns, but it didn't.

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#6077320 - 12/10/15 04:52 PM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
ddmm Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Haslet
North of G'waite, we are seeing the back side of the rut. Son watched a buck following a doe around, but the rest are making their way more to the feeders. Going back down this weekend to see what's happening.

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#6077814 - 12/10/15 09:21 PM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
Ajpp Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 23
Came out and hunted this evening. Saw two young bucks but no doe. Camera had a new buck coming around and another 3 year old hanging with a doe. Does are feeding heavily at night and bullwinkle was a no show in any pics the last 2weeks. Someone got them a nice one.

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#6077936 - 12/10/15 11:04 PM Re: post rut Mills county [Re: Ajpp]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7498
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: Ajpp
Came out and hunted this evening. Saw two young bucks but no doe. Camera had a new buck coming around and another 3 year old hanging with a doe. Does are feeding heavily at night and bullwinkle was a no show in any pics the last 2weeks. Someone got them a nice one.


Camera pic of bullwinkle?
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