Warm weather & the rut

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  1. Pro V1

    Pro V1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    So I have this week off of work & have been hunting hard. Problem is it has been in the 60's every day for the last week or so with no change foreseen in the next 5 days. I have seen "minimal" rut activity with many trail cam pics of bucks still together & bucks/does together. My question is how long will "warmer than average" weather postpone the rut? Like I said I have the week off anyway so I will still be hunting but am i wasting my time rattling/calling ?




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  2. Longdraw

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    Good question. I'm heading 4 hours south where it's hotter unfortunately.
    The word there is some bucks are starting to chase and my buddy rattled a 3 yr old buck. The heat isn't helping but the deer will still have to breed.
    Keep the faith brother! Can't arrow a deer if you're not out hunting.
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    The rut won't stop due to warm temperature..the deer movement/rut/breeding will just take place at night when its cooler..I'd probably be hunting mornings for sure when the temperature is cooler that's your best bet putting down a stud in my opinion...i still be doing grunting and rattling.I'm going to be Hunting hard from Thursday to next Saturday southern Wisconsin ...

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    ^^ That, but I don't reach for my grunt tube unless I see a shooter that's not coming my direction. I only rattle around the 3rd week of October (lightly) and the last week of November (full blown).


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    Leaving our farm last night I saw a nice buck chasing a doe through the cornfield. It was 66°. It's the pre rut/rut, they'll still be moving during the heat to some extent.
     
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    The stability of the weather is more problematic than the temp. Temps are not ranging 10-15 degrees day to night. Weird temps = weird wind directions.
     
  7. Pro V1

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    Agree. We've been having 25-30 degree changes as it's still getting down into the 30's at night.


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    I did watch an older doe the other night that would not let her fawns within 10 to 15 yards of her, tells me it is starting to get ready to break wide open. At least that is what I tell myself as I prep to hunt.
     
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    They'll be moving later at night and early in morning from what I have seen. Deer have to eat and breed so they will still move but maybe not as quickly or with as much intention.
     

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