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Rut behavior at this late date?

Old 01-16-2008, 06:20 PM
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Was out tonight in 2B looking to get one last doe for jerky (geez the kids eat that stuff up fast) and had two 1 1/2 year old bucks grunting and chasing a group of 5 does around 4 PM. Around 5 another group of 4-5 does came in along witha half rack forkie . So, in the same sitting, I saw rutting behavior in two immature bucks and then one that has already shed one antler


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Old 01-16-2008, 06:35 PM
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LOl...Maybe those little guys are trying to get some seconds...

All kidding aside, I saw another report of deer scraping in MD this week!!
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:12 PM
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Yeah there is another post on here about seeing that in MD. Weird.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:45 AM
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If a doe isn't breed she'll continue to come into heat....and bucks will be bucks!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:21 PM
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Every few years I'll find a newly opened up scrape in january or february.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:31 PM
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I saw 4 Buckwith ONE LITTLE doe just yesterday. The Biggest was with her and the other three were just waiting on the outskirtshoping to get a chance. This was in a power line right next to a development in Montgomery County near the Lansdale entrance to the northeast extension of the turnpike. Seeing that made me want to get back out there!! How many days till Archery season?
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:24 AM
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Going out tomorrow. I would like to use the rest of my leftover estrous scent,and see what interest I can generate.However, I don't want to scare off any does. They are my main target tomorrow. A couple fat, juicy does for the freezer!
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:52 AM
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If a doe isn't breed she'll continue to come into heat....and bucks will be bucks!
So true...he is ready at all times...at least as long as he's got his horns on...
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:12 PM
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Going out tomorrow. I would like to use the rest of my leftover estrous scent,and see what interest I can generate.However, I don't want to scare off any does. They are my main target tomorrow. A couple fat, juicy does for the freezer!
If does are your primary target, I would definitely avoid the estrous doe lure. It will most likely send em off snortin. They've had enough of being chased by bucks by now and dont want to be anywhere near a"sister" inestrous
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:43 PM
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ORIGINAL: chazspot

Going out tomorrow. I would like to use the rest of my leftover estrous scent,and see what interest I can generate.However, I don't want to scare off any does. They are my main target tomorrow. A couple fat, juicy does for the freezer!
If does are your primary target, I would definitely avoid the estrous doe lure. It will most likely send em off snortin. They've had enough of being chased by bucks by now and dont want to be anywhere near a"sister" inestrous

not many know what you just said.i dont use it much anymore JUST for that reason even tho i only hunt bucks..
i want doe walking by my stand,i feelthe buck will follow..

i dont tell many this because i hope it will save doe here in WMU2G and it has.
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