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The rut is starting #7637221 10/20/19 05:53 PM
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While out this morning just at daylight, I watched a little 8 pt working really hard to catch a doe. Looks like the rut is fixing to start up.

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When we hunted in East Texas we would always see rutting activity around the last week of October with the peak around November 1st.

What county are you in?


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Its already started, I saw two mature bucks with a doe each Friday morning. Not every doe in the country is ready, but no buck in his right mind would have been where they were after sunup if it wasn't for their company! up


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Re: The rut is starting [Re: copperhead] #7637290 10/20/19 07:53 PM
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I've been seeing bucks chasing for a couple of weeks now. 2 large bucks fighting the other morning. I have a 5 pt that was a nice 8pt but he snapped his right main beam off fighting. A couple more weeks and they'll be full blown running doe.

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Re: The rut is starting [Re: copperhead] #7637353 10/20/19 09:10 PM
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Already happening in east texas.

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Should have mentioned where I was. I’m on the Burnet/Llano county line, off of 71.

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Seeing scrapes everywhere in the last week.


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Re: The rut is starting [Re: copperhead] #7637389 10/20/19 10:36 PM
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today leaving my air b n b 20 miles outside of fredericksburg (trip with wife), think I saw a 7 point chasing

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The rut is close, but not on yet at our place. A nice 6 point came into the yard to visit with 6 does. Some of the does ran around wild like they do, then they quit and everybody ate grass.


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The does are giddy and the young bucks are practicing their doe sniffing.


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Re: The rut is starting [Re: copperhead] #7637942 10/21/19 03:01 PM
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Not sure if moon or rut, but I saw a lot of fresh dead deer on various highways this weekend around Coleman, Brownwood, Dublin, Goldthwaite, etc. At least half were bucks.


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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
The does are giddy and the young bucks are practicing their doe sniffing.

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Bring it on!

Re: The rut is starting [Re: txtrophy85] #7638436 10/21/19 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
When we hunted in East Texas we would always see rutting activity around the last week of October with the peak around November 1st.


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This agrees with what I have experienced...having lived and hunted in Deep East Texas the last 30 years.

Lots of movement starting the last week of October thru the first 7-10 days of November. Again early December.


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Re: The rut is starting [Re: copperhead] #7638484 10/22/19 12:02 AM
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I had buck (young), trailing a doe on one of my cell cams at the place I hunt in East Texas. Also few other young bucks that trotted past my cams. My guess last few days of bow season they should start going in East Texas and be active the first three weeks. Not as much the third week based on what I saw last year.

Hunting East Texas is no doubt different for me than Mexico and South Texas, but close to my lake house at Sam Rayburn!!


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