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Old 10-26-2010, 09:09 AM
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How soon is too soon to start using estrous scents? I've always been told in the midwest, around November 5 is when the pre-rut is in full swing. some of the best hunting happens during these days up to the 13-15th of nov. Once 13-15th show up, the rut is on. My question is, do does start releasing their estrous scent during the rut only, or during the pre-rut?

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:06 AM
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does are different as some will come into estrus before/after the so called peak. In PA I take a quick look around at the scrapes to determine the bucks activity. Hot scrapes then estrus scents are used from the time we start hunting till we leave around the 13th. Weather can play havoc to the rut causing a on/off period or a roller coaster effect. We've went from almost no pre-rut with warm temps to full rut with a cold front in as little as 2 days! Remember the post rut around 30 days following the normal rut when un-bred does come back into estrus.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:40 PM
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well for me in the northeast i usually started right around halloween weekend that was usually a good barometer for the most part,again like hm said depending on temps.
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I agree with HM and spiker.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:29 PM
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I agree with Hm & Spiker but if you see some chasing going on (buck with nose to the ground seeking Doe's) then by all means lay out the scent and let the action begin...

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:41 PM
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Pre-Rut Tactics For October Whitetails

i actually had this site open on another tab, hope it helps, oh tator, no losing to mizzou didnt hurt to bad after beatin em 19 out of last 20 ! stinks to not be NO.1 bcs though
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:22 AM
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Very true! MU will have to prove themselves this weekend at Neb. That'll be a tough one... we tend to play very well one week and then fall apart the next.... that's been MU's curse for as long as I can remember!
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Northern Illinois,
Fri H 53 L 31
Sat H 59 L 38
Sun H 53 L38
I set out the drippers last Sunday on the mock scrapes. they should be moving and this weekend. I am going to put on the red light in hopes of drawing the bucks in to what will seem like a few early estrus does.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:32 AM
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bow, chicka, wow, wow...

sorry , predator said RED LIGHT..... :0)
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:33 PM
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Not ready for scents here been a little warm with only a few rubs and scrapes found.
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