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Old 09-16-2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Rut activity observed in ETX

Last three days I have been sitting on back porch in the evenings in SW Hardin county watching 2 mature bucks dogging a doe in my pasture. Early as I have ever witnessed. This morning while drinking my coffee I hear a buck grunting as loud as he could it seemed. My wife asked was was that and I said a buck grunting. Bout that time a doe popped out and not far behind here he came. They chased for a while then moved back to the woods.Its that time off year again ... weíll a bit earlier than normal.Good Luck this season.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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Good luck to you too this season


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Old 09-16-2018, 11:26 AM   #3
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And so it begins.....
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:28 AM   #4
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Bummer for you...You missed out getting the first 2018 TBH Rutting Activity Post award by one day. Should have spoke up sooner.


We didn't count the guy who said he saw some in late July...but Backwoods101 got the win!
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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Our deer usually rut in August right before they rub one out
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:46 PM   #6
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Bucks are always a couple weeks ahead of the does.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:01 PM   #7
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Sounds like you guys have been drinking the tinks again
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #8
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Climate change has them rutting earlier than typical.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:05 PM   #9
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And so it begins.....
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:33 PM   #10
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Default Rut activity observed in ETX

Missed it by that much!
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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Yep!
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:59 PM   #12
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Letís see. Rutting early, tons of acorns. Going to be interesting.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:27 PM   #13
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Letís see, tons of acorns. Going to be interesting.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:01 PM   #14
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Global warming.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:50 PM   #15
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I seen a buck Checking does this morning in SE Hardin co.

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Old 09-16-2018, 07:06 PM   #16
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Rattled up a 160 this morning in Grayson I bet he was pushing 10 1/2 stud of a buck.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:45 PM   #17
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Talking specific SETX , guess I should have called it out. Hardin and Jefferson county’s mainly. Acorns are falling but are small also.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:34 AM   #18
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What kind of coffee were you sipping?
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:16 PM   #19
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Hot and black
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:33 PM   #20
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Just for kicks, someone should post the TPWD breed dates for that area. I think the rut is due down there if i remember right.
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:34 PM   #21
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:41 PM   #22
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The rut starts about now along the Gulf coast. Jefferson and southern Hardin county are in the breeding time. The rut in the Lance Rosier Unit of the Big Thicket is almost over by the time bow season starts. Every year.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:26 PM   #23
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just for kicks, someone should post the tpwd breed dates for that area. I think the rut is due down there if i remember right.
TPWD_ Breeding Dates for White-tailed Deer in Texas.pdf
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:31 PM   #24
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Just for kicks, someone should post the TPWD breed dates for that area. I think the rut is due down there if i remember right.
I don't know about you guys, but I had to chase mine around a couple months before I was able to breed. Those that let you breed on the first night usually aren't worth having.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:49 PM   #25
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Just for kicks, someone should post the TPWD breed dates for that area. I think the rut is due down there if i remember right.
You sir... would be correct. People forget that the North Coastal areas kick off the rut a hell of a lot sooner than the rest of the state.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #26
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According to that graph, 9-21 is the peak breed date for that area.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:28 PM   #27
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Bummer for you...You missed out getting the first 2018 TBH Rutting Activity Post award by one day. Should have spoke up sooner.


We didn't count the guy who said he saw some in late July...but Backwoods101 got the win!


This is one category I wish I wasn't winning in. Just had this guy 10 yards from my car and he smelled rank.




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Old 09-18-2018, 09:00 PM   #28
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I’m seeing the does pushing the fawns off the teet hard also. It’s on round here.
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