RE: When is the RUT / Prerut in Conn.
Where do you hunt?? I hunt mainly Tolland and Windham counties, and this is "my" best guess.
This year is going to be a little screwy, especially in areas of high doe:buck ratios (which all of CT is). Pre-rut/chasing/rubbing should pick up around the first week of October. The first full moon is ~ 10/20, and many "experts" feel this will trigger enough of the does to initiate the rut. The next full moon, or the actual rutting moon, isn't until ~11/19. From past experiences, when the rutting moon is this late in November, trickle or constant ruts occur. Your best bet this year, if you bowhunt, may be to hunt the pre-rut.
Find a rubline within a travel corridor around the middle to end of October, and you might find yourself confronted by a bruiser of a buck.
If you're a strict gunhunter--best of luck to ya', because the first few days of the season are going to be great around midday, or you're not going to see squat.
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