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Old 11-14-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default How long does rut last?

I saw a BIG buck humping a doe last Saturday. The small bucks were chasing the prior two weeks.

Once I saw the actual humping (seen at two blinds the same day) I figured it's really on. How long will it last?

Do big bucks nail what's near them the first few days and then move more and further looking for the last few that are ready?

Does it last 4-5 days..7-10 days? Depend on weather?
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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Until the last doe is bred.

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Old 11-14-2017, 06:44 PM   #3
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And, if any that were bred don't end up pregnant, they cycle again and the bucks get after them again.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:02 PM   #4
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All depends on the deer density on how long it last and when the does come in they all don't come in the same day are week !
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:21 PM   #5
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Around 2-5 minutes if its a quickie
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:22 PM   #6
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Should be another round in December
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:40 PM   #7
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The rut is a bell shaped curve. A few does come into estrus, then a few more, and more, and more and so on. Then the curve goes down with less and less and less. Any does that didn't get bred will start the bell shaped curve again till a peak then a decline. And the two curves overlap at the end of the first and the beginning of the second.

So, the "rut" last about two months. Give or take...

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:45 PM   #8
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:46 PM   #9
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If your not in the woods the rut is over for you.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:26 PM   #10
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Lasts for weeks there are some does that bred first maybe they didn't raise a fawn the previous yr or had a fawn early There is then a rut peak where the majority of the doe's to receptive to bucks then there are a few that come in later or those that didn't actually take the first round. Then the yearling from the previous yr will bred at around 7 months old and that is when the real old mature deer are waiting for the freshman at the prom. Remember 201 days gestation period and fawns start dropping the first week or two of May thru end of June.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:30 PM   #11
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Until the last doe is bred.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:21 PM   #12
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It's a marathon....not a sprint.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:42 PM   #13
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Default The Macallan 18 yr old question

This is for The Macallan fans.

If you were to ask for a bottle for Christmas, would you want the oak cask or the sherry cask?? And why??

Iíve had 18 before and loved it. Just not sure which one it was...
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:43 PM   #14
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until the doe says,,
not tonight i have a headache
or your not touching me with that... or
you cheated on me and now want to play make up,, nothing doing bud,, take the sofa
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:50 PM   #15
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until the doe says,,
not tonight i have a headache
or your not touching me with that... or
you cheated on me and now want to play make up,, nothing doing bud,, take the sofa
Lmao that's about right!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #16
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From what I hear the rut in any given area always ends 2 days before the hunters for that area are able to get to the lease.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:47 AM   #17
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From what I hear the rut in any given area always ends 2 days before the hunters for that area are able to get to the lease.
ROTFLMAO!!!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:01 AM   #18
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From what I hear the rut in any given area always ends 2 days before the hunters for that area are able to get to the lease.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:29 AM   #19
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Depends on # of does in area. 3 months in some places. Peak of the rut is what your referring to.

Keep in mind, just because you see or don't see in person, does not mean thats the end all be all. 90% of activity happens in the woods or at night when hunters arent there to see
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:36 AM   #20
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Depends on # of does in area. 3 months in some places. Peak of the rut is what your referring to.

Keep in mind, just because you see or don't see in person, does not mean thats the end all be all. 90% of activity happens in the woods or at night when hunters arent there to see
I realize this..But seeing a big mature buck go stupid and walk out right in front of my box blind knowing I was in there should mean the peak is here or past. So I was wondering how long the peak rut lasts. Like where we see big bucks chasing mid day.

And we have lots of doe in the area. lots.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:38 AM   #21
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Big bucks will chance mid day anytime they got a piece they are about to lock down. So this can happen for 1-3 months.

But the peak of the rut is when 25-30% of does are bred and usually lasts up to 2 weeks max.

TPWD has done studies on this go look them up. They are very similar year to year

If a doe is not bred first cycle, and she goes into 2 and 3 cycles and a big buck comes across her he will chase her just like her first cycle when she was in heat. They are just normally not doing much searching that late in the season, but she will get bred by some buck
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:48 AM   #22
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Big bucks will chance mid day anytime they got a piece they are about to lock down. So this can happen for 1-3 months.

But the peak of the rut is when 25-30% of does are bred and usually lasts up to 2 weeks max.

TPWD has done studies on this go look them up. They are very similar year to year

If a doe is not bred first cycle, and she goes into 2 and 3 cycles and a big buck comes across her he will chase her just like her first cycle when she was in heat. They are just normally not doing much searching that late in the season, but she will get bred by some buck
Good answer after that 2 week it gets strung out but it will go almost tell horns fall..
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:42 AM   #23
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Interesting reading there. I hunt western Val Verde/eastern Terrell County and they have it listed as western Edwards Plateau in the study. However, they are also considered the Trans Pecos area as well. Doesn't really matter, but the dates for peak rut activity in the study were either Dec. or Dec. 8. Looking back, those are the exact dates I've killed my bigger bucks. The largest have actually come AFTER that date by at least a week. There's something about the middle of December, I'm assuming the "second rut" that I like to really get after it.
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