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Old 08-23-2010, 04:05 AM
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Do you guys know when the rut/ seek and chase might start in Williamsburg County SC?

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Old 08-27-2010, 06:56 AM
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end of October, 1st of Nov
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:04 AM
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Great question. SCDNR will tell you a bunch of crap like "our rut lasts from August to Januarary". Bull. Here is what I have gathered to be our rut over the years. Give or take a week on my dates for strange weather.

Oct 1-20 = pre-rut, chasing does

Oct 21-Nov 10 = rut, with the peak being right on Halloween

Nov 11 - 25 = post rut

Nov 26 - Dec 15 = second rut, all does that didn't get tended first time around go back into heat, Dec 5 is the peak of the second rut.

This is strictly the data I've come up with for myself.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:31 AM
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Thanks guys.

I've never hunted SC, but might have a chance this year. I want to be there at the chase/ seek phase or peak. It's funny how the south has such different times of rutting. I'm in Central Florida and bow season starts Sep 18th and it will be on a week or two after the opener.

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:21 AM
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I shot my 2008 South Carolina 9-pointer on Oct. 18. I shot my 2009 South Carolina 8-pointer on Oct. 25. I think mcraddock has it pretty figured out.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mcraddock View Post
Great question. SCDNR will tell you a bunch of crap like "our rut lasts from August to Januarary". Bull. Here is what I have gathered to be our rut over the years. Give or take a week on my dates for strange weather.

Oct 1-20 = pre-rut, chasing does

Oct 21-Nov 10 = rut, with the peak being right on Halloween

Nov 11 - 25 = post rut

Nov 26 - Dec 15 = second rut, all does that didn't get tended first time around go back into heat, Dec 5 is the peak of the second rut.

This is strictly the data I've come up with for myself.
Don't see that here:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/deer/...uctionmap.html
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 7danny View Post
First time I've seen that map. Still way off IMHO.

The "rut lasts from August - January" came from a DNR officer that taught my son's Hunter's Ed class last year.

Again, as I stated at the bottom of my post that this is strictly the data that I've come up for myself. It's not the Gospel. Take or leave it. I don't care which.
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