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Early rut? #5938542 09/21/15 12:01 PM
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Working at the lease yesterday afternoon, Matagorda county, saw a hard horn buck standing over a doe. Watched them for a few minutes then the doe got up and ran off, few seconds later the buck was hot on her tail. Seems a bit early for rut activity.

Re: Early rut? [Re: BMowatt] #5938570 09/21/15 12:28 PM
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Luv is always in the air, just doesn't mean it will or can be reciprocated....

Re: Early rut? [Re: BMowatt] #5938580 09/21/15 12:36 PM
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Few years ago i watched a very nice 8 point following a doe a long ways and she was not liking it . This was Denton county in mid Oct.He had his nose to ground wasnt even looking at her the whole time. Almost got am arrow in him but he stopped just short of my killzone



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Same time every year.

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Just cause she ain't gonna go for don't stop me from trying that's for sure.

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Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Just cause she ain't gonna go for don't stop me from trying that's for sure.


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Re: Early rut? [Re: BMowatt] #5939335 09/21/15 07:48 PM
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I believe some of the coastal counties have an incredibly early rut.


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There's some good research on the topic -- although a lot of it is older -- and it all pretty much confirms that the rut happens at exactly the same time each year. Most of the variance is by county.

Here's TPWD:


https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/planning/rut_whitetailed_deer/table/

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There is a subspecies of WT think it's called the coastal prairie not positive that rut a good month earlier than their relatives.. I think it's the first week of October so very likley your seeing pre rut signs..

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Are you.headed to Kansas this year bmowat?


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I killed a doe the last Saturday of doe season in Mills county that had two very large fetus in her. No doubt in my mind they'd have been born before April 1st. So yeah, it happens.


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Matagorda Island deer rut in Late Aug through first half of Sept.

Every year.

Not out of realm of possibility that some mainland deer in the area are starting too.

I have seen Aransaa Wildlife Refuge deer rutting in late September. Near Austwell

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All the brazoria co deer rut hardest the first 2 weeks of sept.

All the theory on hours of sunlight determining rut timing, is BS.


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Re: Early rut? [Re: BMowatt] #5945856 09/25/15 01:52 PM
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The deer in the coastal plains rut early. Hunted in Refugio county for about 5 years and the peak of rutting activity seemed to be mid to late October.

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