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Old 10-19-2012, 02:58 PM
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Has anyone noticed any pre rut sign going on. Here in SEMO, a few bucks have been spotted chasing does around the fields and into the woods. I have found several good scrapes and a few rubs. Things here should get real good in the next couple of weeks. I'm bowhunting in morning and should be a good day weatherwise!
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:04 PM
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Here in the midwest Ohio & PA will follow you. The pre-rut activity usually starts Oct 28-Nov 3 and the full rut Nov 7-11. These are the days I've observed. Seems like minus a day here or there the rut falls nearly the same every year. 30 days later will be the second rut for the does not bred during the first main rut. Last year we had a very warm spell that had most rutting taking place during the night.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:52 AM
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i hunt fredericktown mo was scouting and moving cameras and found 2 scrapes
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:58 AM
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i think it was this little guy he hung out for about an hour or so and spent a few min with just his rear end on the pic to the left of cam. the scrape is over that way.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:42 PM
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We checked cameras this morning and it looks like the bucks are starting to chase the does a little. Got a pretty cool pic of a buck spinning around in the field to Chase after a doe by the fence.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:08 AM
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Here in Randolph County, Missouri the bucks are still very much in bachelor groups, but they are starting to break up. This time of year is the best to be in the stand!!!

We are having unseasonably warm weather today in northern MO. I stepped outside this a.m. at 6am and it was almost 80 degrees and HUMID.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:36 PM
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not a lot of sign here in southwest VA yet starting to see some rubs around and found one scrape so far. the rut usually hits within the next two weeks around here so should be right when muzzleloader opens which is always a plus
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:48 PM
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I'll be able to give an Ohio report after this weekend.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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The bucks are starting to here. My daughter called me yesterday and said she ran a doe out of her backyard and there was an eight point jumped into the pond and swam across to where the doe was. I guess I need to have coffee on her back porch one morning. :)
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:31 PM
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haha- that dude was after something
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