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#6508598 - 10/24/16 08:41 AM Montague County rut
Dave Davidson Offline
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: Hurst, Tx
It's on. I saw 3 lone bucks this weekend. No does seen. All ignored and walked by feeders. Actually my 6 cams on the feeders showed nothing much. All of the bucks were also hunting the feeders. I have a big acorn crop and they're not through falling.
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#6509576 - 10/24/16 05:09 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Bowtech kid Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
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I had 2 young bucks dogs a doe Sunday morning in sunset.

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#6509665 - 10/24/16 06:10 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Dave Davidson Offline
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I'm close to there off Picket Run Road. haven't seen does except at night on cams.
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#6509672 - 10/24/16 06:17 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
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Registered: 07/30/09
Posts: 46
Loc: Argyle,TX or Nocona
Early this year I guess

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#6509707 - 10/24/16 06:46 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Bowtech kid Offline
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Dave my buddy hunts on Pickett run gots some good deer on his camera.

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#6509711 - 10/24/16 06:49 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Hoosier Texan Offline
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Registered: 11/21/11
Posts: 106
Loc: Justin, TX
I would be shocked if it's on as the breeding dates on TPWD shows 3% for this date (well actually the 10/26). I am in St Jo this year and have seen no signs of the rut as of yet.

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#6509744 - 10/24/16 07:11 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 206
Loc: Nocona TX
I was at the feed store in St Jo this weekend and a local rancher told me he saw a 'legal' buck following a doe through his backyard the previous evening. Wasn't in a chase but nose to the ground.

I was out bowhunting and saw a few bucks still hanging together but not as much as activity as previous years at this time. I'm still betting on the rut to be the second and third week in Nov. I think this is just early activity.

Will know on opening day as I check the cameras. Hopefully the rut is that weekend as I'll be down for the count after the 21st for a few weeks.

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#6510064 - 10/24/16 09:34 PM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Glassangler Offline


Registered: 07/30/09
Posts: 46
Loc: Argyle,TX or Nocona
Been hunting Montague county for 15+ years and have never seen the rut this early.....but all my buddies are saying its on

I found a fresh scrape but thats the first one

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#6510240 - 10/25/16 05:54 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Bowtech kid Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 227
I don't think it's fully on. Young bucks that just don't kmo any better. Figured firs week r two in November. Still got some bucks in batchlor groups.

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#6510335 - 10/25/16 07:16 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
MontagueMonsters Offline
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Registered: 10/07/15
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My dad called my yesterday evening and said he had ten point dogging a doe in the backyard. Just a few miles west of Sunset. A buddy that hunts near me between forestburg and Saint Jo said it was on this weekend too.

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#6510342 - 10/25/16 07:20 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Dave Davidson Offline
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I've owned the place for about 35 years and never seen it this early. Usually, at this time, I see monster bucks on the cams but not solo. Of course, those guys are always nocturnal. Only one daytime cam pic this year of a really big one. 90% of the buck pics are too small to shoot but they're never solo like this year. Interesting that the does are mostly avoiding feeders but we do have a lot of acorns. I'm going to add some more rice bran when I get there. The pigs will appreciate that.
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#6510343 - 10/25/16 07:20 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
MontagueMonsters Offline
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#6510344 - 10/25/16 07:21 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
MontagueMonsters Offline
Bird Dog

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#6512105 - 10/26/16 06:53 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Nice, really nice.
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Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

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#6512276 - 10/26/16 08:35 AM Re: Montague County rut [Re: Dave Davidson]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2965
Loc: Keller
A lot of people confuse the first signs of pre-rut activity with full rut activity. The rut happens year in and year out around the same time every year. For some places that is a range of weeks, for some it is a very narrow window. In Montague and west, there are a couple more weeks before it typically hits, but that doesn't mean we won't see bucks chasing the ladies or sniffing for them checking to see if they are hot. They also know what's coming and they are getting ready for it the same we are...

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