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#6565344 - 11/30/16 08:36 AM Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with?
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6985
Loc: Anton, TX
This is the second deer season that I have owned my place. For two years in a row all my mature bucks leave during the rut. I have a lot more bucks than does around even though most are young. We have not taken a doe from our place yet hoping to get their numbers up at some point and make the bucks want to stay. My immediate area is not heavily pressured as far as hunting goes but someone near by apparently has a lot more does than I do. I'm just ready for them to get back on a feeding pattern so maybe they will come back.

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#6565448 - 11/30/16 09:21 AM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 423
Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
I'm in the same boat. I was out last weekend and only saw two does in 4 sits and probably a dozen different 1-2 yr old bucks. Did see one mature buck but he was broken off. I would be worried about not seeing any mature bucks if the does had been present but since they were both missing I figure they're holed up somewhere. Once we get a good hard freeze the big boys will start hitting the feeders again.

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#6565469 - 11/30/16 09:29 AM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6358
Loc: Rockwall
yes
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If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.

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#6565667 - 11/30/16 11:04 AM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 15508
Loc: Dallas 2 Jacksboro
NO,No heck No. I have had my Butt planted in this blind way to many days and hours. Seen many does and bucks passed on a real nice one twice and dummied up passing on a bruiser in hopes that my daughter might get a shot at him hammer Please almighty deer kahuna give me one more chance at him.
Unfortunately the rut is pretty much toast here in Jacksboro, now just trying to get real lucky! (Sounds like the old single days grin)
Good luck!

Picture of a nice one that I watched for about 10 minutes in the field and feeder, another year he will be a dandy I hope.




Edited by Stub (11/30/16 11:40 AM)
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#6565800 - 11/30/16 12:19 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1465
Loc: Fannin and Hall
I am ready for it to head towards post rut. The big boys have to look a little harder and move more. I generally see the best deer then.
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#6565811 - 11/30/16 12:22 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 1832
Loc: Llano County TX
Rut, acorns or both nothing is coming to corn but hogs on my place. The doe will be back after the rut and then the rut weary bucks begin to trickle in but usually at night.
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#6565820 - 11/30/16 12:31 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: Stub]
JMalin Online   content
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Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 861
Originally Posted By: Stub
NO,No heck No. I have had my Butt planted in this blind way to many days and hours. Seen many does and bucks passed on a real nice one twice and dummied up passing on a bruiser in hopes that my daughter might get a shot at him hammer Please almighty deer kahuna give me one more chance at him.
Unfortunately the rut is pretty much toast here in Jacksboro, now just trying to get real lucky! (Sounds like the old single days grin)
Good luck!

Picture of a nice one that I watched for about 10 minutes in the field and feeder, another year he will be a dandy I hope.




That buck is at least 6.5 and I doubt will improve much with another year. He is what he is.

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#6565841 - 11/30/16 12:47 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: Jkd106]
jshouse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6358
Loc: Rockwall
Originally Posted By: Jkd106
I am ready for it to head towards post rut. The big boys have to look a little harder and move more. I generally see the best deer then.


same here, mid December is my favorite time...


Edited by jshouse (11/30/16 12:47 PM)
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Originally Posted By: cameron00
If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.

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#6566389 - 11/30/16 06:59 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 11035
Loc: Buda
The rut in my part of the world ain't even started yet. I'm ready for it and some cooler/cold weather.
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#6566600 - 11/30/16 09:05 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: JMalin]
ChanceHuiet Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 108
Originally Posted By: JMalin
Originally Posted By: Stub
NO,No heck No. I have had my Butt planted in this blind way to many days and hours. Seen many does and bucks passed on a real nice one twice and dummied up passing on a bruiser in hopes that my daughter might get a shot at him hammer Please almighty deer kahuna give me one more chance at him.
Unfortunately the rut is pretty much toast here in Jacksboro, now just trying to get real lucky! (Sounds like the old single days grin)
Good luck!

Picture of a nice one that I watched for about 10 minutes in the field and feeder, another year he will be a dandy I hope.




That buck is at least 6.5 and I doubt will improve much with another year. He is what he is.


X2. He would been a cull 2 years ago

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#6566627 - 11/30/16 09:26 PM Re: Anyone else ready for the rut to be over with? [Re: ChanceHuiet]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6683
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
Originally Posted By: JMalin
Originally Posted By: Stub
NO,No heck No. I have had my Butt planted in this blind way to many days and hours. Seen many does and bucks passed on a real nice one twice and dummied up passing on a bruiser in hopes that my daughter might get a shot at him hammer Please almighty deer kahuna give me one more chance at him.
Unfortunately the rut is pretty much toast here in Jacksboro, now just trying to get real lucky! (Sounds like the old single days grin)
Good luck!

Picture of a nice one that I watched for about 10 minutes in the field and feeder, another year he will be a dandy I hope.




That buck is at least 6.5 and I doubt will improve much with another year. He is what he is.


X2. He would been a cull 2 years ago


I agree...and at his age I'm not sure another year will do much to help him...especially considering how outstanding this years been for antler growth.

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