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Old 09-22-2012, 10:15 AM
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I was really confused this weekend when we had bucks chasing does here in Iowa already.. Any one else seeing this early behavior? The rut doesn't usually kick in until early November
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:35 AM
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I've noticed the same thing in western md, after that velvets off testosterone starts to rise.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:38 AM
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did the weather get cooler?

op..yer fotobkt..pic 37...too bad that aint another deer behind him lol
nice buks too..i like the skunk doe, with the stripe ya know

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:34 AM
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The temps are in the 20s for lows here the past few days.. I have noticed a ton more buck activity since October 3rd.. Scrapes , Rubs.. Bucks roaming all over the place.. Got alot of different bucks on game cam all hittin scrapes and pissing in them etc.. Going to hunt a stand near there tomorrow..
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:45 PM
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When you say bucks are you saying big mature bucks like 8's - 10's - 12's or young spikes, fork horns, 6's. Young bucks will chase anything they feel more dominate than even before the rut. A lot of times they will bachelor up 2-4 with other bucks just before the rut. Then in pre-rut they go off and start scraping and setting up their territory. Ive watched bucks chasing does in the middle of the summer (in velvet) as more of a playful activity.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:56 PM
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yea it happens every year...little bucks get antsy and want to do the deed and the does wont have it.....typical early october movement right now..they are just getting fidgity.. Last week of october 1st two weeks of november is when you will start seeing the real deal! Good luck yote hunter
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:17 PM
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I haven't seen it yet but I am hearing the same thing from alot of different guys. I have also heard that this year's rut is suppose to be one of the best one's we've seen in quite awhile.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:08 AM
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I'm awesome like that!

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Old 10-07-2012, 01:19 AM
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I'm not seeing squat... Temps have finally come down. 30's and low 40's at night and 50's during day... I have not seen a single deer in 4 days... No fresh track, scrapes, or any rubs other than the ones in my neighbors back yard.... Everything that was showing up on my cameras, (same time every day) are now just gone....
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 7MMXBOLT View Post
When you say bucks are you saying big mature bucks like 8's - 10's - 12's or young spikes, fork horns, 6's. .
The one I saw here chasing in Maryland was a borderline pope and young ten point . He was on four does, I grunted (haha figured if he's chasing I'm grunting) and he barely looked for a second until he continued trailing. that was on 9/15, just outlandish!
IMO they always want it, just they know they can't get in there yet so they chase less but still actively do so to keep tabs on the does in their area.
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