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Old 12-02-2019, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Second rut. When does it happen?

I'll admit I'm pretty much clueless on the secondary rut. I'm hunting Erath county and deer movement has been very slow the last couple weeks. Really hoping for the action to pick up soon.

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Old 12-02-2019, 12:38 PM   #2
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28 days after an unbred doe came into estrus during the first rut. In the Hill country, first main rut is usually around November 12th-19th, with the secondary rut around December 10th-17th.
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:14 PM   #3
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Still waiting on the first one
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:31 PM   #4
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I'll admit I'm pretty much clueless on the secondary rut. I'm hunting Erath county and deer movement has been very slow the last couple weeks. Really hoping for the action to pick up soon.
Usually around 4:45 on Wednesday afternoon.
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:45 PM   #5
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Still waiting on the first one
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:48 PM   #6
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28 days after an unbred doe came into estrus during the first rut. In the Hill country, first main rut is usually around November 12th-19th, with the secondary rut around December 10th-17th.
^^^^ This and varies biggley from region to region.
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:49 PM   #7
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:52 PM   #8
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:31 PM   #9
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Is that a real word ??????
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:34 PM   #10
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I'll admit I'm pretty much clueless on the secondary rut. I'm hunting Erath county and deer movement has been very slow the last couple weeks. Really hoping for the action to pick up soon.
Any day now. It depends on when this years fawns come in. Not sure where Erath is at, but Newton County its usually the third week of Dec. I would suspect if any older doe were not bred, they very well might recycle.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:50 PM   #11
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Rutting right now is the reason your not seeing much they are locked down with does .
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:52 PM   #12
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We have property in Humble, It's been slow.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:53 PM   #13
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Havenít seen hardly a thing in 3 weeks. Youth opener and to an extent regular opener, Buck were chasing like crazy.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:12 PM   #14
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Is that a real word ??????
Yes its a real word. Its HUUUGE
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:14 PM   #15
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Last two weeks on our place in Angelina County have been dead. Last week on our Houston County property was absolutely dead. Both places had good deer movement previously.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:19 PM   #16
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If your buck/doe ratio is skewed toward does you might not even see a full blown intense rut. The more does you have, the longer it lasts, but less intense.

Like this, if you were the good looking quarterback in high school, all the girls are after your goods. If you were the science geek, your rut, (by necessity) would be intense, but pretty **** short. Capiche ?
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:14 PM   #17
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If your buck/doe ratio is skewed toward does you might not even see a full blown intense rut. The more does you have, the longer it lasts, but less intense.

Like this, if you were the good looking quarterback in high school, all the girls are after your goods. If you were the science geek, your rut, (by necessity) would be intense, but pretty **** short. Capiche ?
The man has a point
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:24 PM   #18
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Guessing he was the geek and speaking first hand truths?!
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:30 PM   #19
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Absolutely!!!!!!!!! Winning... Go Trump..
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:33 PM   #20
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I was thinking the exact same thing! HAHAHA
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:52 PM   #21
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Guessing he was the geek and speaking first hand truths?!
Actually, I was neither. I was the 10th grade dropout who went on to be a very successful businessman, and, as we all know, money is the best DOE lure ever !
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:05 PM   #22
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Canít argue with that!
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:15 PM   #23
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Smart and I hunt fairly close to each other. He gave me good insight into the rut. I missed the first one but will be there for second
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:36 PM   #24
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In Mills county early born yearlings start cycling within a few days of Christmas. Older does not bred the first time cycle about the same time. Biggest buck ever killed on my place was about Dec. 23rd. He was after a yearling.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:46 PM   #25
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:18 PM   #26
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Itís gone my man! North Texas was around Nov 6-18th, been slow since but it was hot hot hot during those days, Nov 8 proves to be the magical day once again.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:20 PM   #27
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Itís gone my man! North Texas was around Nov 6-18th, been slow since but it was hot hot hot during those days, Nov 8 proves to be the magical day once again.
Not where I'm at amigo! Them deers are just now seeing what's up!

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Old 12-02-2019, 08:21 PM   #28
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Itís gone my man! North Texas was around Nov 6-18th, been slow since but it was hot hot hot during those days, Nov 8 proves to be the magical day once again.
Not in Mexico
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:22 PM   #29
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Last year they were at it from the first day of bow season till the end in some way or another. This year they started 7-10 days ago. It will be two weeks then the second one will roll around mid December for a few days. Then it will be on when the bucks are worn down, tired and hungry. The pastures are dead and they hit the oats and wheat! That's the progression in our area.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:25 PM   #30
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Smart and I hunt fairly close to each other. He gave me good insight into the rut. I missed the first one but will be there for second
Would like to hear what he had to say. Smart is well, pretty smart.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:56 PM   #31
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Houston County here, it's been really slow.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:08 PM   #32
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Small bucks searching and one chasing a doe by my stand yesterday morning, Hunt county. 1st sign of rut activity I've seen this season.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:42 PM   #33
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Typically 3 to 4 weeks after the first rut.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:59 PM   #34
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Last year they were at it from the first day of bow season till the end in some way or another. This year they started 7-10 days ago. It will be two weeks then the second one will roll around mid December for a few days. Then it will be on when the bucks are worn down, tired and hungry. The pastures are dead and they hit the oats and wheat! That's the progression in our area.
Last year was the first year we had our place, the bucks were chasing from mid October to the end of October, from what I could tell. By the first weekend of November, they were done. This year, they started. about the second week of November, it has mostly died off, a couple weeks ago, but there are still a few doe that have not come into heat and seem to be doing so about now. Most of the bucks have disappeared, but there are a few that are after the last few does. I know there are two does that have not kicked their fawns off as of last week. One of them shows up one day with her fawns, then the next day they are by themselves. Those two doe had their fawns around late May, early June. There is another doe, that had her fawn sometime in August. We may have rut action spread out over sometime.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:58 PM   #35
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I’m convinced ETX (trinity county) does not have a rut
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:34 AM   #36
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Iím convinced ETX (trinity county) does not have a rut
Oh yeah it does. Had a super intense second rut last Tuesday but I was gone for lunch and missed it.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:48 AM   #37
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I usually know the 2nd rut is on by the dead deer sightings on 180 West of Weatherford. Last couple seasons it was multiple around Dec 4-10. My cell cams aren’t showing much big deer movement at all, but that could mean they are out chasing and/or locked down too. Pushing does into thick cover away from cameras and everything else that could get in the way... I plan to get out this wkend or next Tues when colder temps hit
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:36 PM   #38
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Oh yeah it does. Had a super intense second rut last Tuesday but I was gone for lunch and missed it.
That makes it sound like 1 scientific geek buck got luck.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:47 PM   #39
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Keep in mind the peak rut is the same every year and yes 28 days later is each additional rut until the doe is bred.

Just because your not seeing bucks chasing does, does not mean the rut is not going on or at its peak
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:15 PM   #40
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Keep in mind the peak rut is the same every year and yes 28 days later is each additional rut until the doe is bred.

Just because your not seeing bucks chasing does, does not mean the rut is not going on or at its peak

This is 100% correct ^
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