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Old 11-20-2005, 05:27 PM
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Any idea when it is? I cant get an answer out of anyone around here.. No one seems to know.
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:33 PM
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welcome to the forums!

here ya go: http://www.tracker-outdoors.com/state_rut_dates.htm
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:03 PM
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im in the south but in the center.. so what would it be for us? theres no way it could have been in oct. that would be bull$hit if it was. i got one person to tell me they used their doe scent the week before and after christmas and got 2 bucks that way. im just all confused now. lol

Southwest - Oct 15.
Northwest - Nov 15.
Eastern - Jan 1.
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:11 PM
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Hard to pin the rut down around here. I know it hasn't started up this way yet. Thinking last week of Nov or first week of Dec.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:51 AM
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I figured it would be this weekend, but I saw three does Sat. evening and no buck chasing. Maybe over Thanksgiving they'll be more in the mood. It's the holidays - everyone's in a loving mood.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:18 AM
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It all depends on which part of the state you hunt. If you hunt along the Mississippi River/Atch. Delta/Basin areas, then the rut won't start till the last two weeks in December. In general, other parts of the state will not start until the middle or latter part of November. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:25 PM
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Typically our rutis mid to late november (Right now) but I've seen small bucks scraping since end of october. I watched 2 young bucks chase a hot doe this weekend, but i'm convinced it's a little early - it should be intense over the next 7-10 days.(I'm in monroe and do most hunting in union parish). Depending on the weather, but our seeking/chasing is usually all but over by thanksgiving. Weird that traveling 1 hr east to the Miss River delays the rut by 2-3 weeks but it's true - one theory is that the doe breed later so that fawns are birthed after flood waters recede - not sure though
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:22 PM
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this weekend, my brother set out some scent bombs with the doe urine.. the spot he put it in had do tracks..

he went back check it the next day.. he said u swear 100 deer walked around the scent bomb and they even scraped the grown, i guess the bucks were pissed

so im guess rut started or is about to
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