Rutcation

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by frenchbritt123, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. NateJR_PABOWHUNTING

    NateJR_PABOWHUNTING Weekend Warrior

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    I've seen as many mature buck on their feet during daylight hours from late Sept. To mid Oct. Than I have during the "rut". Luckily with my job I only work half the year due to 12 hour continuous ops schedule, so I get plenty of days in the woods, vacation isn't really necessary. If I was forced to pick 7 I'd say October 18th through the 25th because so many archery hunters aren't in the woods because they're waiting for the "rut" lol.
     
  2. bowhunt4abuck

    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If I ever decide to do a put of state rifle hunt I know where I want to go!! November 5? That's disgusting lol I live on the Illinois Iowa border and I hear the Iowa boys complaining to me how their shotgun is after the rut. I always say I wish ours was too.
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I sure as hell wish I could hunt the deer you hunt
     
  4. NateJR_PABOWHUNTING

    NateJR_PABOWHUNTING Weekend Warrior

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    No deer is 100% nocturnal and I'm positive they aren't spending 14 hours a day bedded down not feeding on anything. Early archery season I'm not as apt to have all day sits but mornings and evenings are as good as any time IMO.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    The infusion of hundreds if not thousands of hunters onto the grounds I hunt causes most of the bucks I'm after to severely limit and alter their daytime movement. Extremely difficult to even catch a 2.5 yr old buck on their feet prior to the last week of October.
     
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    dmen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I will be in Kansas hunting the morning of november 7th to the morning of the 16th
     
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