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Do Bucks Move In The Rain During The Rut?

Old 10-30-2002, 10:55 AM
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Default Do Bucks Move In The Rain During The Rut?

I was curious as to see what everyone thoughts were on if bucks will reduce there movement during the rut if it rains? I am not talking about a down pour but just a slight shower or so. The reason that I ask is I seem to never see any bucks when it rains.


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Old 10-30-2002, 10:59 AM
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Default RE: Do Bucks Move In The Rain During The Rut?

The bucks do what the does do during the Rut. If does are moving the bucks are following them . YOu may also catch a big boy looking for a doe....during the rut I would never turn down a day to hunt, but I never turn down a day to hunt even if its not the rut.
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Old 10-30-2002, 10:59 AM
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Yes. It is my experience that they will move through drizzle and fog. Most hunters prefer not to hunt during those times.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 10-30-2002, 11:00 AM
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Default RE: Do Bucks Move In The Rain During The Rut?

I've bowhunted for over 25 years. My experience has been that a LIGHT to moderate rain can actually enhance deer movement during the rut depending on wind speed. We have to be careful in rain situations as they could make tracking non-existent.
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Old 10-30-2002, 11:18 AM
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I tend to see just as many if not more..and you can be quieter too

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Old 10-30-2002, 11:22 AM
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I see probably more deer in a light rain than I do in othe conditions. Also, right after a rain they are really on the move.
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Old 10-30-2002, 04:35 PM
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a big yes, last year i saw twice as many deer on days that it was raining, snowing, or really overcast and dreary compared to days it was clear and sunny

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YES
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Old 10-30-2002, 09:08 PM
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My research shows that bucks will move in almost any weather during the rut; especially when it rains and the bucks know the does may be staying in their core areas. The way I put it in my seminars is, &quot;If you guys only got it 3 months a year, you'd go for all you could get, and you'd act stupid too!&quot; Do you think the rain would stop you????

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Old 10-30-2002, 10:03 PM
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THE ONLY THING THAT SLOWS DOWN A BUCK DURING THE RUT IS AN ARROW OR A BULLET. <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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