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Old 08-08-2018, 05:17 PM   #1
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For the people who hunt/live in the area, about what time will the rut take place? I just got on a lease there and I just have now idea about the time it starts, plus it would be good to know so I can plan on feeding cotton seed and double up on the protein at the end of it to help the deer recover.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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Generally the week prior to Thanksgiving things start heating up and peak at the end of Nov thru first week of December. At least that’s for us out west of Eldorado in NW Schleicher Cty.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:31 PM   #3
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Lived here all my life. The full on rut is the week of Thanksgiving.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:39 PM   #4
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You should know this..


10 years worth for me...

11/11 is a date I have written down for the most rutting activity seen multiple times in my journal. We have been taking the week off before Thanksgiving the past several years and see a lot of strong movement. It pushes through into Thanksgiving... and after that the major activity is pretty spotty. That period of 11/10-11/20 my rut field is load with deer chasing each other....and the does can't get a bite of corn to save their life. You gotta be quick on your toes with a bow then.


I started cottonseed the last weekend of season this year before I left. I am still hunting so they can start recovering after I'm done. Don't need any of them eating only at night during season...

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Old 08-08-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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Reading comprehension is severely lacking on this thread.

About 7:30am
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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2nd-3rd week of Nov is easily the most consistent
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:00 PM   #7
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Been hunting there 20 years I love new years wknd , bucks bunch back up and hit feed hard but rut is TDay time frame
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:03 PM   #8
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:05 PM   #9
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You should know this..


10 years worth for me...

11/11 is a date I have written down for the most rutting activity seen multiple times in my journal. We have been taking the week off before Thanksgiving the past several years and see a lot of strong movement. It pushes through into Thanksgiving... and after that the major activity is pretty spotty. That period of 11/10-11/20 my rut field is load with deer chasing each other....and the does can't get a bite of corn to save their life. You gotta be quick on your toes with a bow then.


I started cottonseed the last weekend of season this year before I left. I am still hunting so they can start recovering after I'm done. Don't need any of them eating only at night during season...
Thanks, good info.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:07 PM   #10
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Been hunting there 20 years I love new years wknd , bucks bunch back up and hit feed hard but rut is TDay time frame
More good info, this is the first lease I have been on in almost 10 years. So learning all the little trick will help.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:09 PM   #11
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Thanks to everyone who has replied, any other info you care to share will be appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:24 PM   #12
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Good luck. I hunt in Eldorado. The deer love cottonseed. I agree with others about the rut beginning around mid November. Expect to see big buck in December too.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:34 PM   #13
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TPWD says western part of Edwards plateau is Dec 5 is peak and that is what we normaly see on Mertz Ranch
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:36 PM   #14
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November 13th four years in a row...... mature 5+ year old chasing in the middle of the day south of San Angelo. When do you think I’m taking vacation this year?
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:45 PM   #15
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Thanksgiving
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:08 PM   #16
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Since '99 the oldest bucks ever killed on our place out there were killed between the 1st,and 10th of December.The secondary rut I guess.Everyone of them were chasing,or tending a doe.

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Old 08-08-2018, 11:59 PM   #17
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I have seen does chasing bucks between 11-1 and 11-20 north of SA since I have been hunting our there in 2013. For us, there has been zero rut activity on Thanksgiving.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:40 AM   #18
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I have seen does chasing bucks between 11-1 and 11-20 north of SA since I have been hunting our there in 2013. For us, there has been zero rut activity on Thanksgiving.
Well thatís definitely a different take on the rut lol. Whatís the world coming to...
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:44 AM   #19
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November 15-25 has always been the best in my experience for rut activity. Thatís about 12 years of hunting the area. But my favorite is the first week of October
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:35 AM   #20
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I will be hunting the Vancourt area. I am getting excited seeing all of the Axis and Turkey. So far no " Holy Crap " white tail bucks, but there are a few with good potential.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #21
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Well thatís definitely a different take on the rut lol. Whatís the world coming to...
I was surprised as well even though other people had told me the rut was a little earlier there.
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