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#6939076 - 10/30/17 08:35 AM The chasing phase?
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 701
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Last year I saw them good chasing one day in the middle of bow season and that was it, but never had a cold snap this early. It was 43 degrees Saturday morning and my grandpa saw a small buck chasing a doe and a good buck chasing a doe. The next morning it was 28 degrees and I saw 12. Not one buck. All does and saw 2 decent size groups with one having 4 and the other having 5, and they ended up all eating in the food plot together even though they came in an hour apart. I saw one doe earlier that acted like she may have been getting chased just never saw a buck. With me seeing that many does at one time are they already close to the end in chasing or is it just the beginning? I’m in camp county


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#6939097 - 10/30/17 08:46 AM Re: The chasing phase? [Re: Aggieman775]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6321
Loc: Undercover
Hard to tell from your sightings. I am in West Texas and most of our rutting activity occurs within a week or so of December 14. I would say that you are just seeing the beginning of the rut in your area. What is the buck to do ratio in your hun ting area?
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#6939106 - 10/30/17 08:49 AM Re: The chasing phase? [Re: Aggieman775]
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Registered: 01/20/12
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I saw bucks chasing all weekend. 2 were hit on the highway Friday night less than a mile as the crow flies from my place. One had his antlers removed (hmmmm) the other was a spike. I saw 9 bucks come in to the area we sprayed hot doe scent in. The buck my boy shot was swollen up and smelled very musky. It was awesome. I saw a giant but never had him in bow range and he never slowed down for the boy to get a shot. You want to talk about excitement in the post oak savannah? We had it! it was 31 degrees and frost Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday really turned on.
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#6939112 - 10/30/17 08:51 AM Re: The chasing phase? [Re: Aggieman775]
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Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Denton
Denton County had a good buck nose down tail up following a lone doe at close to end of legal shooting time Saturday evening. Also had does come through with nothing following them. My guess is they are just getting going but I am no expert, just telling what I saw.

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