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Old 10-20-2012, 07:06 PM
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What yall seeing??


I've seen a lot of bucks sparring. No chasin yet.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:20 AM
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First week I saw bucks traveling together, this week I'm seeing more saplings destroyed, a few scrapes and bucks traveling solo. Been out 8 times, have had 31 deer in bow range (9 were bucks up to 8 points), killed 2 does and my son arrowed a 7 pt. Season starting off well !!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:03 AM
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Typical Virginia pre-rut activity. It's still too early unless you are fortunate enough to witness those first few does coming into estrous early. October 28th you'll see it start to heat up. Keep track of where youre seeing the does at and don't overhunt them yet. You want the does to still be there when the rut heats up.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:47 AM
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The latter part of last week I started finding more rubs and scrapes. I agree with VA5326 though, still too early.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:43 AM
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Been seeing more and bigger scrapes and rubs the past two weeks, but not much movement. I made a mock scrape only using dominant buck urine the Sat. before last and this past Sat. a large buck made a nice scrape just ten feet from the one I made. Also saw a small four pointer with two does, but he was not chasing them. He came in near them, did a lip curl and then moved out.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:24 AM
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Seeing a few rubs show up since last week.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:12 PM
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This week is supposed to be unseasonably warm. Hopefully next week will be a cold snap that kicks things off.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 AM
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Next week we might be getting the "perfect storm". If Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast just right and that big cold front comes through in time we could end up with two feet of snow. That of course is worse case scenerio and the odds are against that happening. Still.....you never know.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:48 AM
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It woudl be easier to update if I just attach my hunt club schedule/info sheet.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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It didn't work, its in visio.
To date in Faquier County, we have seen one ten pt., two 6 pts., one 4 pt., and many doe. No chasing or seeking. First Saturday was great, second Saturday and second Friday were windy, so nothing seem to be moving. All in all it has eemed slow. Last Saturday, lots of activity in the am and pm but nothing in between. Many, many new rubs this past Saturday (Oct. 20), but still have not seen any scrapes. Hopefully hunting inf ront of this storm and cold front coming in this weekend will produce great hunting conditions.
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