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Rifle Rut States?

Old 11-08-2010, 11:02 AM
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Default Rifle Rut States?

What states have rifle rut hunting dates?

I'm mostly looking for big buck whitetail states, but I'm open to hear about mule deer states too, and non-big buck states.

I know IL, IA are slug states.

I know KS is a rifle state, but do they offer rifle rut hunting?

btw I'm talking rifle, not shotgun slug.

I know MT offers rifle rut hunting too, so the list so far is...



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Old 11-08-2010, 11:11 AM
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KY. rifle rut hunting Nov. 13th-28th
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:11 AM
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VA during the end of the rut. But we're not on the list of big buck states.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:14 AM
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Varies by each season and partly what part of the state you're in actually....here in WI, the rut should be right about full-swing in Northern WI come opener on November 20th. Supposed to peak over the next 2 weeks here, according to the WDNR. Right now, we have bucks sparring and just starting to chase does where I hunt in NW WI. Check the regs for rifle areas. http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/...0regs16-19.pdf
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:08 PM
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Kansas rifle is in december definitely to late for the rut but I know Missouri starts next week and ill be leaving kansas to hopefully shoot one there
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:57 PM
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Texas rifle hunt is right at 2 months long (started the 6th) and includes the rut.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by klecanc View Post
KY. rifle rut hunting Nov. 13th-28th
Where ya from? I'm western KY as well. Carlisle County to be specific... Can't wait till Saturday!
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:44 PM
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Mississippi ... rut and rifle end of December through early January in most of the state
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:53 PM
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Down here in Alabama our rut starts in the rifle season.Usually, it starts in late December,and lasts till the end of January,our rifle season starts the 20th of november cant wait.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:31 PM
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Minnesota has a rifle season during the rut. In the northern part of the state season opens the first full weekend of Nov.

Wis. really does not rifle hunt during the rut. Some years we may catch the end of it, but we usually miss it altogether. Our Season opens the weekend before Thanksgiving.
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