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Old 09-19-2009, 07:57 PM
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My question is because in November the rutt kicks in, do I avoid sitting in my stands until then and hunt a different funnel, or should a guy just go out right away and hope they are still on the same pattern. Oct. 1st season opens.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:20 PM
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if he is running a pattern where you believe you can kill him i would try it, cause who knows where that deer will end up in the rut!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by allmightyhunter13 View Post
if he is running a pattern where you believe you can kill him i would try it, cause who knows where that deer will end up in the rut!!
Exactly, you know where that deer is moving now so go get him. Because when the rut kicks in, that deer might be miles and miles away from where you are. Amazing to me how much they move.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:54 PM
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i try to save my best stand for the rut to keep them fresh
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:12 AM
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Does that buck seem skinny?
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:03 AM
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Strike while the iron is still hot!
If your unlucky, then give it a few weeks and get ready for the end of Oct when bucks start to carouse for Does...
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:01 AM
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Last year i hunted till about the first of nov laid off till gun season when the rut was kicking in
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by allmightyhunter13 View Post
if he is running a pattern where you believe you can kill him i would try it, cause who knows where that deer will end up in the rut!!
I agree 100%. You can hunt that stand early to try to get that buck. Just don't over hunt it! If nothing is happening, get out of there and come back in Nov. Like some others said though, come rut that buck could be miles away or still in the area. Depends on the ladies!
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:28 AM
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if you have a good buck patterned forget waiting till the rut
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:11 AM
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I would hunt it twice, two times in a row, and then leave it sit until the last week of october.
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