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An Early Rut?

An Early Rut?

The fall buck shuffle is heating up! Check out this activity around one scrape last week.
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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

The catskills are about an hr east of my home in new york, and last few years the rut has seemed off cue, and early.

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from RemsDad wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

northmichhunter,
What you've seen is labeled as pre-rut behavior. Deer establish a pecking order among themselves that starts when they are fawns. I see it every year in my back yard too. As has been said in many an article, the biggest and best buck doesn't necessarily breed all the does...I've seen spikes mount does! (fellow Michigan hunter here) Good Luck!

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from BowhuntingF150 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

The Title is a bit misleading. As everyone knows, its not the bucks that start the rut, but the estrus cycle of the does and moon phase. Early rut? Nope.

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from northmichhunter wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Ive got some video from the 5th of october of 4 bucks going at it in my yard for about 2 hours after making scrapes and rubs. it seems early for this kind of aggression

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

thats awesome i just got pictures from my trail cam back and was lucky enough to get pictures of a whole bunch of does and fawns and a BIG black bear. no bucks but hopefully i will get some more

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from BowhuntingF150 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

The Title is a bit misleading. As everyone knows, its not the bucks that start the rut, but the estrus cycle of the does and moon phase. Early rut? Nope.

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

thats awesome i just got pictures from my trail cam back and was lucky enough to get pictures of a whole bunch of does and fawns and a BIG black bear. no bucks but hopefully i will get some more

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

The catskills are about an hr east of my home in new york, and last few years the rut has seemed off cue, and early.

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from northmichhunter wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Ive got some video from the 5th of october of 4 bucks going at it in my yard for about 2 hours after making scrapes and rubs. it seems early for this kind of aggression

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from RemsDad wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

northmichhunter,
What you've seen is labeled as pre-rut behavior. Deer establish a pecking order among themselves that starts when they are fawns. I see it every year in my back yard too. As has been said in many an article, the biggest and best buck doesn't necessarily breed all the does...I've seen spikes mount does! (fellow Michigan hunter here) Good Luck!

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