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'It is a serious rut. #6019799 11/09/15 09:02 PM
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I don't believe I have seen a rut like this in many a year. This morning out working on fence I saw at least 6 Bucks after Does. I just got back to the house and about 30 minutes ago I saw 4 Bucks after the same Doe. None paid any attention to me and I was within 50 yards of them when they came running by.

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Well you try going a year without some tail and let's see what you really care about. lol Good to hear I'm ready to see it for myself. nuts

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The serious chasing began here last week. I haven't seen the old tongue out give it all run'em down rut yet but it's close. About a week earlier than normal.

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Was that in Bandera?

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Originally Posted By: texashelms
Well you try going a year without some tail and let's see what you really care about. lol Good to hear I'm ready to see it for myself. nuts


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I was hoping someone else was seeing this.

We had it start last week as well. I thought it was a fluke then. But today, it's as hard as I've ever seen a rut. Saw tons of bucks slingin slobber chasing does. All the way back to the ranch from kerrville.

At this rate the major rut will be over by thanksgiving. I have NEVER seen full on rut this early here.


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Originally Posted By: therancher
I was hoping someone else was seeing this.

We had it start last week as well. I thought it was a fluke then. But today, it's as hard as I've ever seen a rut. Saw tons of bucks slingin slobber chasing does. All the way back to the ranch from kerrville.

At this rate the major rut will be over by thanksgiving. I have NEVER seen full on rut this early here.
Neither have I. Yesterday afternoon I sat at a feeder " LF for the purest" and saw 4 Bucks after a doe. Running her so hard all 5 had their mouths open and tongues hanging out. Only had a fork horn come to the feeder. Not a single Doe or spike which is what I was after.

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Leaving the ranch yesterday there was a buck bedded with a hot doe in the middle of a wide open field. Another buck came charging in as I drove by but they didn't run off. Then a little over an hour later I saw the same thing near Marble Falls. Crazy

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Re: 'It is a serious rut. [Re: don k] #6021150 11/10/15 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: don k
Originally Posted By: therancher
I was hoping someone else was seeing this.

We had it start last week as well. I thought it was a fluke then. But today, it's as hard as I've ever seen a rut. Saw tons of bucks slingin slobber chasing does. All the way back to the ranch from kerrville.

At this rate the major rut will be over by thanksgiving. I have NEVER seen full on rut this early here.
Neither have I. Yesterday afternoon I sat at a feeder " LF for the purest" and saw 4 Bucks after a doe. Running her so hard all 5 had their mouths open and tongues hanging out. Only had a fork horn come to the feeder. Not a single Doe or spike which is what I was after.


I anticipate some early fawning this next year.

So much for that malarkey that biologists try to pass off about the rut being triggered by length of the day. That is a fixed regimen each year.


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It's that early full moon we had last month - kicked 'em into overdrive early.

Re: 'It is a serious rut. [Re: don k] #6021186 11/10/15 04:08 PM
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While we were hunting down south last weekend my mom texted me that there was a nice 8pt running a doe in circles in their back yard, they live in a subdivision with fenced yards on 1/2-1 acre lots. That was Guadalupe co.


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Roger that.....rut is in full swing in Bandera Co. Saw three whoppers this morning all chasing does....also three dead bucks on 1283 and Hwy 16 that were hit by cars.


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Re: 'It is a serious rut. [Re: don k] #6022923 11/11/15 02:19 PM
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Lots of activity in Hopkins County on Saturday and Sunday. Rut kicked in b/w Youth weekend and Nov 7th.


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Re: 'It is a serious rut. [Re: don k] #6022991 11/11/15 02:47 PM
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Running a little Late here in Eastland Co. Watched small 4pt breed a doe this am then small 8 chased another doe past the tripod at less than 10 yards. Saw a mature buck with a doe driving in this morning


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Good to hear, but I'm not seeing it in my area. Saw three does out and about without any bucks around yesterday.

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Not much yet on the Rolling Plains (SE Panhandle) I suspect next week and the week of Thanksgiving should be prime time.


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Seen two big bucks out in the open Monday evening trailing. Saw more Tuesday morning out and about. Parker Co.


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