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Old 11-03-2012, 04:35 AM
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I hunted 12 hours yesterday and all I saw was one spike buck at 2:30 and a small doe at about 5:45. However, other people I know have said the deer are on their feet. I may be out again this afternoon.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:47 AM
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For the most part I have not seen a lot of chasing. However, when I was out on Thursday I saw a beautiful 8-9pt dogging a doe. He was 5 yards behind her the entire way.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by QuanticoKidd View Post
I hunted Quantico on 11/2 and I saw steady deer movement from 8AM to 1:30PM I saw a total of 7 does I was very suprised but none of them had bucks chasing or even in the area I'm alittle confused becuase I even had a single doe come by and I was sure a big buck was going to be hot on her tail but nothing....

The deer seem to not be in the rut I have seen small bucks in the same stand but there just casually walking through the woods did I miss the seeking chasing phase ??
I was out at Quantico yesterday also. Saw a lot of movement in the morning up until 1pm or so. Then once the wind set in it was dead. Saw one other deer right at dark as I was getting out of my stand.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:01 PM
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Bucks chasing does in Northern Virginia!!

I went out tonight. At about 5:45 I had three does out in front of me at about 60 yards. Then a spike comes out of the woods and runs them. Then from behind me I hear a commotion and a little five pointer runs by me, he grunts once as he goes by. Less than five minutes later four or five does run out from behind me, and a bigger buck is chasing them and grunting. He was a big 6 or 7 pointer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:00 AM
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Hunted Saturday Nov, 2. Saw one spike at 10:30. didn't see anything remainder of day. Between 5:30 and 6p.m., the woods lit up with activity, but couldn't see anything. The wind was outrageus, but I figured you can't get deer form the couch. Wind burned pretty bad on Saturday night. I haven't seen any real chasing yet. Taking next week off from work, hopefully, much more activity to come then. November 9 through November 17. I hope to have good weather and good hunting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:47 PM
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I sat today 11/5 on Quantico and saw 1 doe at 8:30 AM it was super cold this morning.

I have seen about 12 does in the past week and none of them have bucks chasing them they don't even look like they are in the rut I'm super confused I figured every possible doe would have some type of buck after her
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:16 PM
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Was at Quantico for an afternoon hunt today (11/5), didnt see anything until 430pm, but had a large group of does come in and then 3 smaller bucks following behind. Was a fun evening sit.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:32 AM
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Sorry for the late report.

Central VA: While still hunting, a doe came barreling straight toward me at close to full speed. She was being chased by the buck pictured below. She hit the brakes at 15 yards when she finally saw me, wheezed, and took off the opposite direction. This guy got a little confused (you know, between thinking with both heads at the same time) and froze for just a second. One second too long.

The rut is definitely heating up. I hope things are still hot on Thursday when I go out again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:26 AM
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My buddy just shot this buck this morning in NOVA. He just about mauled a buck decoy when it was shot.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:01 AM
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Those are both nice bucks. Three more days. Taking vacation to hunt Nov 9 through Nov 17. Hoping for the best and not missing a legal day. I'll keep you guys posted. Anyone specificlly hunting the Fauquier area? I haven't really seen the does I normally do and no Rut action at all. Brother coming in form out of state and hoping for a good week long hunt packed with activity.
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