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Old 10-31-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hill Country Rut is On!!!!

I posted this in response to another thread but wanted to let everyone know what We saw today.


We just drove home from the lease in the hill country today;Llano, Brady, Burnet area and the deer are in full swing rut.

In every other open field we saw bucks chasing doe hard as can be. Both young and mature bucks were out and about. They are not hitting the feeders to eat but are checking them for doe.

Should continue through next week.

Also arrowed a mature management buck at our lease and he was stinkin! Rear hocks were dark black!
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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Chasing = pre-rut

Does not running away anymore = rut
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:13 PM   #3
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Chasing = pre-rut

Does not running away anymore = rut
Ok well sorry...just saying the bucks are occupied with doe right now and are trying to run them down
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:47 PM   #4
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Chasing = pre-rut

Does not running away anymore = rut
x2 got to catch them get'n it on! lol
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:11 PM   #5
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The young bucks in northern San Saba county are just now starting to smell around the does. Older deer aren't paying them any mind. Still got some bucks in bachelor groups.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:27 PM   #6
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they are chasing in Hays and Blanco counties as well. Had two fighting in the brush behind me this morning.......
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:37 PM   #7
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Starting to chase a little in eastern Menard county as well. Still some bachelor groups. Sparing is getting a little more intense.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:26 PM   #8
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headed to rocksprings area 11/17 hope things are frisky....only open harvest on WT mgmt bucks and does...BUT all of the exotics i can handle!
thanks for info

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
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The young bucks in northern San Saba county are just now starting to smell around the does. Older deer aren't paying them any mind. Still got some bucks in bachelor groups.
X2 Still bachelor groups running in Richland Springs.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:48 PM   #10
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Just came back to College Station from our land in Hamilton. Saw some nice bucks and a lot of does but no mature bucks feeding or chasing does. Moon was way too bright for much daytime movement.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:55 PM   #11
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Here is what we found in Mason today..

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=173846
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:59 PM   #12
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We still have bucks grouped up in Menard
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:09 AM   #13
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Young bucks chasing does in Gillispie county also but saw a few 3 1/2 & up bucks not even looking at the does. Soon...real soon.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:19 AM   #14
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Western Mason co. still not in the rut or even pre-rut, hocks are still not very stained and rubbing and scrapping is still not there yet, but I'm gonna take some rattling horns this coming weekend.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:33 AM   #15
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Bucks still in groups in Gaudalupe County.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:33 AM   #16
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Young bucks chasing does in Gillispie county also but saw a few 3 1/2 & up bucks not even looking at the does. Soon...real soon.
I hunt in gillespie county and last week I had young,mature, and old bucks chasing does. I even had a mature 10 point bed down about 40 yards from me the doe he chased in ate corn. Then he chased her off.
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