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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Rut begin

Just getin time to get out in central illinois - are the deer acting like rut is beginning yet
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 07:39 AM
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getting reports of does being dogged by bucks and a deer got hit by a car yesterday morning.sounds like its almost time

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 05:13 AM
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I was at the bow range yesterday which is also a check station, a guy checked in a nice 11 pt.,its neck was all swelled up and lookin good.I got that warm fuzzy feelin,come on weekend
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 05:40 AM
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Here I've seen about 4 or 5 deer laying on the side of the road (hit by cars) but the bucks are just, just starting to trail the does...seems like the young bucks (1 1/2 to 3 1/2 yrs. old) are more interested than the bigger older bucks...

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 06:00 AM
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That's normal for the younger bucks to take interest before the older wiser bucks.
Young bucks can and do breed doe's but when the time comes by virtue of their age and body size
the older more mature bucks take over and end up tending to the girls.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2008, 11:05 PM
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I'm in SW Wisconsin. They are just starting to run now. The young bucks were moving pretty good this weekend. Never saw any really moving though. The does haven't come into estrus yet. Probably this next week. Should be a week or so ahead of your area.
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