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Rut has started #8032929 11/01/20 07:21 PM
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Or it has South of Bowie. Watched a young buck and doe at a feeder this morning while hog hunting. They came and left together


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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8032964 11/01/20 07:51 PM
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I have feeder in front of my house
Real nice 10 chasing does
Burnet county


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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8032990 11/01/20 08:05 PM
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The rut starts as soon a as the velvet comes off pretty much. The thing is there are multiple different phases and the peak rut ain’t here


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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8032992 11/01/20 08:07 PM
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Neighborhood bucks been chasin here for at least a week.

Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8033166 11/01/20 10:54 PM
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I don’t think it has started here in Limestone County. For the last several days I’ve watched bucks intently observing does, but taking no action. We must be real close.


Not my monkeys, not my circus...
Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8033169 11/01/20 10:56 PM
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I saw them chasing in San Saba today

Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8033742 11/02/20 01:49 PM
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I was driving through Waller about 11:45 Saturday morning when a buck chased a doe into 290 traffic. It didn't end well for either.


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The bucks on my place, just left the bachelor groups last week. I have been bow hunting, and yet to see any chasing.

Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8033802 11/02/20 02:31 PM
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I've been watching bucks chase for the past few days. Fighting too.


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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8033955 11/02/20 03:54 PM
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Sparring in our area

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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8033969 11/02/20 04:02 PM
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This morning, I looked out the front and there was a doe. Caught me a lil' off guard.
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In a flash a highly "interested" & determined buck came out of nowhere and served as an escort.
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Does and fawns are still together at my place in Shelby Co. Bucks dont seem to be chasing but they are moving around more lookin.

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For those seeing the action and posting pictures, what county are you witnessing such activity??

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Mine are downtown New Barnflies in southeastern Comal County.

Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8034249 11/02/20 06:18 PM
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Mine is Erath

Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8034257 11/02/20 06:21 PM
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Nice buck grunting and looking for love this an


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Parker County

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Here is a little bit of information on the estrous cycle of whitetail.

A whitetail doe of reproductive age comes into heat for a 24-36 hour period each fall. If she is not bred in that time frame, she regresses and will come back into heat 28 days later. If she isn’t bred at that time, the cycle starts again. More than 98 percent of all mature does are bred successfully each year.

Many times the second estrous cycle is when we see the “rut” activity. This is due to less does being in estrous creating the competition from bucks.

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nice pic!!

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I’ve yet to see any bucks chasing does in Fannin Co. And I’ve seen many does at all times of the day and night

They are moving in large groups since that cold weather came last week

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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8034326 11/02/20 07:10 PM
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Chasing in the trinity bottoms of freestone co.

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We still have bachelor parties at my place in Jack County.

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I’ve heard several reports of chasing in Wise Co but I have yet to see it with my eyes

I’m not doubting their stories I just haven’t saw it yet

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It’s on for sure now in Limestone County. Super nice buck in the yard at dawn and 10 or 12 doe. All acting wild and stupid. The poor 4 point was relegated to the sidelines.


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Re: Rut has started [Re: Dave Davidson] #8037445 11/04/20 03:51 PM
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decisions, decisions ... I am trying to determine whether to make a run out to my Ozona place or the lease NE of Fairfield ... this weekend.


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