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Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? #8424494 10/20/21 03:50 PM
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Had a young 6 point in the yard this morning, all the craziness of the rut. He was running this way and that and then started tracking.


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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8424496 10/20/21 03:57 PM
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It's not too early for somebody to come into heat. I've seen it before.


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Would not surprise me, not all does are receptive at the same time. I have seen bucks and does going at it as early as Oct in Eastland and Lampasas counties. If there is a doe beginning to be ready there will be bucks ready


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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8424503 10/20/21 04:03 PM
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Had a couple photos on my backyard feeder cam of what looked like a buck chasing does in Wilson county earlier this week.


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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8424618 10/20/21 05:24 PM
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Can certainly happen - I've seen it firsthand, but on average most are later November (or whenever you start to see a lot more dead deer on the roads).


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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8424622 10/20/21 05:27 PM
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Bucks have been pushing does for a few weeks out here.


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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8424633 10/20/21 05:34 PM
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Bucks will start feeling the urge and sniffing pee spots, does not mean the doe are receptive or in estrus, just means teenage boys will do what teenage boys do...

Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8425445 10/21/21 03:30 PM
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As Buckeye said, bucks are always ready. Does are not. If you've noticed, peak rut times vary very little from year to year, given the same area. You can almost book peak chase/seek phase by the first full moon in November. It will be wide open then, IME.

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603, Ive been in your yard. There isnt much distance between your yard and your woods. Besides that, it was a young buck and others have touched on that. Hard antler = ready willing and able.


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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: Texas buckeye] #8425464 10/21/21 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Texas buckeye
Bucks will start feeling the urge and sniffing pee spots, does not mean the doe are receptive or in estrus, just means teenage boys will do what teenage boys do...

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Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8425523 10/21/21 04:34 PM
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I was in the blind in Kerr county once around this time of year. While in the blind a front passed through and it dropped around 20 degrees. It went from 0 rut activity and lazy deer, to all out rut fest.

Re: Buck in the yard - in rut maybe? [Re: 603Country] #8425528 10/21/21 04:38 PM
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There was no doe in the yard, and he was young and probably enthused. Still, maybe he sniffed something that got him enthused. In sequence, he ate some corn at the feeder and walked around a bit. Then he took off in a dead run for the spot in the woods edge where the does usually come into the yard. A short time later, I’m guessing he realized he was going the wrong direction, and here he came sprinting back into view, and he then started moving along the path that deer take to our pond. Pretty sure he was looking for love, though he might have wound up getting rejected, as we all have in years past.


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
It's not too early for somebody to come into heat. I've seen it before.

Saw a buck chasing a doe in Navarro county yesterday morning.

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Always in late October

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