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Old 12-12-2004, 08:34 AM
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im from southwest va. and im starting to find some scrapes,does anyone know if they are rutting yet or not?ive not been in the woods for 2 weeks ,ill be back out the 18th when our smokepole gets goin again.
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Old 12-12-2004, 03:44 PM
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In SWVA the deer have gone through the first primary rut and will be starting the secondary rut soon. Good luck finding one during this late season!!
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:30 AM
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I agree with the previous post. You are probably about 3 weeks past the primary rut.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:05 PM
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did it mostly take place at night due to the warmer weather or what bc i never did really see any bucks at all,but several does and i just starting finding some scrapes about 2 weeks ago?
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:36 PM
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Yes. From what I understand from talking to other guys out there, the primary rut happend at night and everything became totally nocturnal, due to the high temps! [:-]

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Old 12-13-2004, 06:47 PM
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IMO a lot of the rut in my area did in fact take place at night. It also seems that the kill is down in this area compared to last year.
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:44 PM
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thats what i was thinking but boys its cold now and maybe a few deer dropping come this saturday when ML opens back upwhen should the 2nd estrous be starting her in SW Va.?maybe next week?
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:04 AM
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More deer will be moving around during the day now that it's colder trying to find food to keep their calorie/energy level high. So hopefully we will see an increase in daytime activity now and possibly more bucks.
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