Which rut Weekend

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  1. Youngwet22

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    If you had to pick one weekend to hunt for the rut which one would you chose. october 30,31, nov 1 or would you hunt november 7,8. so if you could only pick one which would you choose and why
     
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    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    Me? I'd rather do the 7,8 with everything (weather, pressure, etc) else being equal.
     
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    Waupaca Wisconsin. Central Wisconsin
     
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    Wiscohunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    All I know is I have November 4th,5th, and 6th off and Halloween weekend. So those days are the best.
     
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    last year in my area nov 1-4 were hot.
    saw a 140 inch buck chaseing a doe on nov 2nd
     
  6. Bigtine

    Bigtine Weekend Warrior

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    My favorite is always first week of November. So for you, right between the weekends! ;)
     
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    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    This year I'm hoping the 7th and 9th. As I go up to the hunting land every other weekend and that will be the weekend of the two I will be up there. I'll be home but hunting local public land over the Halloween weekend.

    but in a perfect world, I'll fill my tag this weekend and not have to worry about the rut.
     
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    If I had to choose 1 or the other I would take 7th-8th every time.

    Halloween always seems to be a good starting point to get out there, but it's hit or miss down here it seems.

    You being so far north might be different. My answer is for my area
     
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    It's pretty tough to beat that first weekend in November IMO. Temperatures play a big part as far as how active they'll be, but the first cold snap first week of November I hope I'm in a tree
     
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    Halloween weekend for me because gun opener in Minnesota is the 7th.
     
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    It needs to cool off here.......
     
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    longbowmanjimmy Weekend Warrior

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    Last year in northern illinois the little guys were rutting early and the big boys were real late, like 2nd gun season late. I'm about 40 min from WI border
     
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    I'm hoping the weekend of the 7th and 8th! I get to Illinois on the 6th so the action can start picking up that morning.:rock:
     

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