Rut sign

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  1. Spear

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    According to trail camera pictures my mock scrape has "visits" and they smell around but I haven't caught any of them actually using it yet, so I'm reserved on saying one way or another. It could just be that my camera is missing them using it but I still think we are a week or two out from seeing anything pick up. All the mock scrape visits are during the night and I haven't seen any rubs yet. The bucks have separated though, so it's coming soon.
     
  2. cls74

    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

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    Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, means there will be a lot of people in the woods pushing deer especially in the morning. Debating whether to hunt public land for this reason or hit private property for the first time this year.

    I missed hujting it last year, not going to happen again.
     
  3. Cledus

    Cledus Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've been seeing rubs out the wazoo
     
  4. MGH_PA

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    Saw my first scrape Saturday evening on a bench at the top of a hollow.
     
  5. Frydaddy

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    Seeing scrapes all over.......river bottoms, ridge tops, field edges, and hillside.
     
  6. FEB

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    What state?
     
  7. Frydaddy

    Frydaddy Newb

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    NW Minnesota
     
  8. AdamC

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    I'm in west central MN and I'm just starting to see a few rubs. No scrapes yet of any kind. The excitement is still a couple weeks away .
     
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    Scrapes and rubs are pre-rut activity.

    I sometimes see scrapes as early as September.
     
  10. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Yeah forget science and photoperiod and what causes a doe to become receptive to breeding.
     
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    jeremy421 Weekend Warrior

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    After mid oct things start heating up first week of Nov is my favorite time to be in the woods
     
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    Saw some scrapes and rubs on wisconson public marshland.
     
  14. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    same as last year and the year before that and the year before that and...................
     

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