Michigan rut starting

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  1. Incog

    Incog Weekend Warrior

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    In the last four days, I have 7 brand new bucks on camera ~ middle of the day! Several are chasing does. Mock scrapes are taking off. Sneaking out of work early tonight and can hunt Saturday morning. After that I'm tied up for 8 days. Ugh!
     
  2. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Good Luck, Weather isn't looking great for this weekend but I will be out saturday trying to put one down as well!
     
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    I'll be out tomorrow as well in sw Michigan. Good luck guys!


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  4. Incog

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    One measly little spike. Hopefully tomorrow morning is better.
     
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    Anyone seeing anything today? I saw nothing this morning. Prolly go back out this evening


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    I've seen the buck travel starting to really pick up these past 5 days in southern MI (Jackson county) but no shooters on camera. Saw a few little bucks yesterday morning. Lots of pictures of little bucks on trail cameras just in the past 4-5 days. Warm/ windy today, I don't think it's gonna make them move to much but who knows.
     
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    My mock scrape got hit. Other then that nothing. Havent pulled cards yet. I'm gonna try to get out Monday. Good luck everyone.
     
  8. Incog

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    Well - got er done this morning despite numerous problems. Left the house about 15 minutes later than I wanted. Forgot my doe-n-heat spray and had to walk back 60 yards to the truck. The tree that I thought would be perfect for my climber had huge humps on the backside that limited me to 7 feet off the ground. Had an Elmer Fudd in the woods just before first light. Guy walked back and forth for about 20 minutes right before first light with a bright flashlight. Fortunately after I flashed him with mine, he went down the hill toward the 1.5 foot deep creek. 5 minutes later, I heard a huge splash... karma! After it got light, I realized my only shot was standing free hand. I couldn't go up and didn't want to go any lower.

    9am saw this guy cruising about 100 yards away. Two doe bleats later, he turned and came right in.

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    I'll add the after pic as soon as my phone stops arguing with me.

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  9. archbunk

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    Nice buck! Are you big woods hunting up north?


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  10. Incog

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    Northern Mason county. Thanks.
     
  11. archbunk

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    Anyone seeing things heat up in the woods? Are they chasing hard or does the temps have things slow?


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  12. Incog

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    Wish I was still in the woods to let you know. 7 point = 50.75, 5 point = 53.9 pounds of meat.
     
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    Any updates on hunting conditions in central Michigan
     
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    Seen a button buck chasing a doe. Then a big buck started chasing her. I'll be living in the tree the next week or so. Except work getting in the way with fun time!
     
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    Been out the last couple days and has been slow for buck movement. Anyone seeing and chasing in southern Michigan?


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    Just on my drive home I saw a buck making a scrape, pretty cool he had the branch in his mouth shaking the tree. Deer all over looking very active finally. I'm headed up where I hunt tomorrow night after work till Tuesday afternoon this should've pretty sweet! Good luck to all ☠️
     
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    In mid-MI I saw bucks on their feet and chasing everyday from Nov 1-Nov 5. Shot 2 of them (lost one.)
    Heading back up tomorrow night.
     

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