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Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut #5988447 10/22/15 04:33 AM
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If you only had 3 days to hunt the Texas Rut in NOVEMBER, what dates would they be?

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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988452 10/22/15 04:49 AM
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Texas is a big state...what part grin


Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988457 10/22/15 04:54 AM
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Rut where I hunt is around christmas. Need a part of the state. South Texas I like rattling

Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988504 10/22/15 10:30 AM
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Here in northwest Tx, I have noticed most rutting, right around the 11th of November. So my favorite 3 days would generally be, 11th, 12th and 13th.

Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988635 10/22/15 12:49 PM
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Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: ChanceHuiet] #5988706 10/22/15 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: quackills05
Rut where I hunt is around christmas. Need a part of the state. South Texas I like rattling


I agree!


Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988707 10/22/15 01:51 PM
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Our rut is typically between Christmas and new years, second rut will hit in February.


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: Bobbaganoosh] #5988708 10/22/15 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bobbaganoosh
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday


This during rut when there is very little to no moon light


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988748 10/22/15 02:16 PM
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My favorite 3 days to hunt, rut or no rut is the Friday-saturday-sunday after thanksgiving.


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988757 10/22/15 02:21 PM
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My favorite 3 days to hunt, rut or no rut is the Friday-saturday-sunday after thanksgiving.


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988766 10/22/15 02:25 PM
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Our rut takes place about December 10th-17th. You see lots of bucks December 6th-9th looking for the first doe to come in and December 18th-21st looking for the last doe to go out of heat. Secondary rut is after the season is over.


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988834 10/22/15 03:02 PM
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Your best chance is opening morning and the days following. Your chances for success go down exponentially after that.


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5988844 10/22/15 03:08 PM
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For me I like to hunt the week priour to the peak of the rut or the week after the peak of the rut. Bucks are moving around more and not locked down on does. During the peak of the rut if a doe shows up at a feeder or food plots you are hunting with the buck you are after in tow it will be great for you. If that same doe takes the buck or is pushed into the thicker cover away from where you are hunting, it will be a disappointing rut for you. For me bucks respond better to rattling, calling and moving around checking for does better in the periods before or after the peak of the rut. Not saying you can't kill a big buck in the rut, I just have had better success before or after it. Like posted above Texas is a huge state with many different rut periods. I hunted in the Hill Country and it was different in that county even. Our rut was mid October and the rest of the county to the west was early to mid Nov.


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I'm going next week Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. Some might say it is a bit early for Rut, but rattling tends to work best Pre-rut and in the Cross Timbers area where I hunt, it gets better everyday starting about now. We've always seen the biggest bucks very late October. By 2nd week in Nov, they seem to all be locked down with does. My 2 pennies.

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I hunt SE Panhandle so with the new moon on 11/11 and full moon on 11/25, pick any three days in between. Personally, I watch the weather and try to optimize all of the factors as best I can but I am able to take off just about anytime I want to, so there's that.


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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5989419 10/22/15 09:09 PM
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I live in North Texas...but was curious about the rut wherever you hunt.

Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5990701 10/23/15 06:25 PM
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the day before thanksgiving, the day i see a good one but dont get a shot, and the day i come back and get him

Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5990716 10/23/15 06:33 PM
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That's gonna be a different answer for different parts of the state, but if I had to pick regardless I would say the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5990746 10/23/15 06:51 PM
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Along the Red River, anything in the teens is bueno. The 10th through the 14th should be good this year!



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Re: Favorite 3 days to hunt the Rut [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5993632 10/25/15 08:42 PM
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I concur w/ dates in teens for northern part of state at any longitude.

Opening 3 days are always your best chances at whatever you are looking to shoot. After opening days, you have to commit the time.

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