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Old 08-09-2006, 09:14 PM
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How do you know when the rut is? I live in southwest PA... anyone know when it is 'round here?
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:55 AM
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I hunt in norht western PA, andit varies every year slightly. But the 2nd week of november is often a pretty good bet. What does everybody else think?
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:02 AM
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The 3rd weekend of Nov. is really kicking here in Michigan.
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:02 AM
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Your state hunting guide will probably have that info , but it won't be significantly different from year to year .
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:52 PM
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I love the second week in November from the 7 up to when they close the season around the 11th this year...If you look in the RA game book they explain that the reason the season is completely closed for deer the last two weeks of november is because this is when the peak of the rut or breeding phase is and they are trying to protect the bucks.

I try and follow the moon phases (you know the week following the second full moon after teh fall solstice in september which varies every year from the last week in october through the second week in november) but anytime from holloween through the end of the season is my favorite time.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:57 AM
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:26 AM
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Ive seen it start as early as Holloween and go into Early December. depending on buck to doe Ratio.Cant wait.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:11 AM
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I an no where near where you live but in my area (new brunswick Canada) the Rut usually starts early to mid Nov and runs into Dec
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:22 PM
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The best times to go are when october 23 thru november 12 trust me these are the rut peroids in your area. They start chasing does on november 6 till the 12th

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Old 08-24-2006, 06:32 AM
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man are you nuts, you seem to know it all rooking. How exactly do you knwo this? The rut occours different days every year. Depending on weather, light conditions, and moon phase, if its a warm fall the rut may not kick in untill mid to late nov. Deer dont like to move when its warm.
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