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    Rut Activity in Central Illinois!

    I went hunting today in the nasty weather that we had here in Central Illlinois. I did not see one deer from stand. I left out and then drove around the corner to see a shooter buck and a doe bedded together with a small buck bedded about 70 yards away. I tried to sneak up on the buck but was busted by the doe. So I whipped out the camera and went to town while I walked towards them. This is the first video that I got of the big fella and then the pictures are from today around 10 am.

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    What do you all think? This is my first time catching some action like this let alone seeing it happen!

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    Very cool man!

    I had a very nice buck breeding a doe this afternoon. First time I had witnessed it too.
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    Yep, the rut is on in central IL!! Good time for a vacation. Today was first day of vacation, one buck down. Tomorrow should be an even better day. Colder and less windy. Can't wait.

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    Sweet!

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    Awesome pics! I'm heading out tomorrow in NE IL. Supposed to be cold and less windy.
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    Awesome man, that is a sweet compilation of photos.
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    Cool photos!! It is definitely popping off. I saw 11 deer today, 9 of which were bucks
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    Thanks for posting those pics. That was cool to see.
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    Sorry but the pics show brite sunny bluebird skies in the background behind the trees. I can't see deer stopping to breed after you are busted and switch to a camera. knowing the weather front that moved through today those pics are not from today.
    SORRY BUSTED TWICE IN ONE DAY. Nice pics though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddoran1000 View Post
    Sorry but the pics show brite sunny bluebird skies in the background behind the trees. I can't see deer stopping to breed after you are busted and switch to a camera. knowing the weather front that moved through today those pics are not from today.
    SORRY BUSTED TWICE IN ONE DAY. Nice pics though
    Why should I lie! Those pics are from today and if you where here with me now I will show you them and the date on my camera. The sun did peak out for a few today and yes it rained like crazy off and on. I sat in it and will be back at it tomorrow. If you knew me like some of the people on here do they know I dont make things up. If you look closer at the background through the trees those are not bluebird skies. That is darker than that.
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    I'm with ya dawg!!! The sun did come out for a bit today. Had to break out the sunglasses at the fd here in central il!!! Anyway, dude!!! That's a heck of a day for ya! Even if you didn't see any deer from the stand...good luck tomorrow...I'm leaving work early and heading out as well.

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    dont know where you are in central Illinois but id say the pictures very well could be today.
    Im in central Illinois and it was cloudy and misty parts of the day. Later the sun was out and it was dark off to the east....guess when the front moved through. Not to mention it looks like the grass is blowing prety good in the pictures just like it should be with todays wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddoran1000 View Post
    Sorry but the pics show brite sunny bluebird skies in the background behind the trees. I can't see deer stopping to breed after you are busted and switch to a camera. knowing the weather front that moved through today those pics are not from today.
    SORRY BUSTED TWICE IN ONE DAY. Nice pics though
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    Let's try that again.. Find the word, it's camouflage aaaDaaOaaUaaCaaHaaEaa
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    Quote Originally Posted by dprsdhunter View Post
    dont know where you are in central Illinois but id say the pictures very well could be today.
    Im in central Illinois and it was cloudy and misty parts of the day. Later the sun was out and it was dark off to the east....guess when the front moved through. Not to mention it looks like the grass is blowing prety good in the pictures just like it should be with todays wind.
    To be exact I am in Livingston County! It was a really nasty day. I was wet from the rain so I got down due to the wind finally having its power over me being wet. I wanted to sit until 12 get down for lunch then back up but it did not work out that way. LOL Will try again today but looks a lot nicer. Thanks for all the comments all!

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