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Old 10-10-2019, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Early rut action?

A couple days ago, on a pipeline through a ranch in Matagorda county, I saw a buck and doe running about 300 yards from our Polaris. I assumed they were running from us but then it became apparent that he was chasing this doe. They came straight toward us, stopped within 50 yards and stared at us for a few seconds, then she took off running again toward us and he chased her into some brush. Didnít really seem to care about us at all. Anybody else seen bucks showing interest yet? Is this normal at this time of year, because I had always assumed this is way too early for rut activity


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Old 10-10-2019, 04:03 PM   #2
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Saw a little buck in front of my house yesterday in Beaumont. First one I've seen this year. He was on a mission.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:45 PM   #3
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Its been on here in the coastal counties for a couple of months or so, so I've been hearing..
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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Bucks are ready as soon as they shed velvet. Saw 2 bucks chasing 2 wks before opener and one yesterday evening. The doe just keep running and staying away from them. Couple more wks and it will be really good around East Tx.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:58 PM   #5
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Seen a decent buck chasing a doe about 3 weeks ago right out in an open pasture. Rut is always early here in Matagorda County. You miss it if you don't bow hunt.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:58 PM   #6
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Typical of matagorda county.


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Old 10-10-2019, 06:47 PM   #7
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Not unusual at all for coastal areas. The rut is always ahead of inland counties for whatever reason. I'm sure there's some science behind it.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:02 PM   #8
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Starting to kick off here in Lavaca,dewitt county area
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:07 PM   #9
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It’s the tail end down here. Activity has really slacked off.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:26 PM   #10
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:05 PM   #11
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Right on time here in Williamson County.
We had three different bucks make scrapes in the front yard the other day.


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Old 10-10-2019, 08:07 PM   #12
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Watched a 10 point chasing a doe this morning from my back porch in Liberty County. I check for hogs with night vission nightly and with the approaching full moon the deer have definitely been running around this week every night.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:24 PM   #13
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I have seen 2 buck mid day crossing my road this week in rusk county and new bucks showing up on the game cameras ��
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:29 PM   #14
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Teenagers will start getting the does ready tomorrow when it's cool. Big bucks saying naw, let the young ones get them ready. Nearly a month too soon in Mills county.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:38 PM   #15
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Doeís do come in early sometimes. At the same time bucks do chase does even when not in full rut. They are curios playful animals to my knowledge as well. Many times on the stand I seen doeís bring a buck across. This cold front moving in tx is going to bring things up. Got to think acorns fell on time and almost picked up , weather is almost perfect. Moon phase is 3/4 when that moon gets full in a couple days it will be on I can almost guarantee prerut action will show. Mid October to the end of October is magic around north east tx. Iím guessing 1st week of November it will be full swing. Usually hits hear for the first 19 days of November.


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Old 10-10-2019, 08:48 PM   #16
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Saw a Milam County buck have a doe locked up this morning in the middle of one of are turf farms. Usually see the peak rut right before thanksgiving
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:02 PM   #17
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I was out tonight and the does were frisky running all over the place. The young bucks joined in just to join in. Big boys were just doing their routine...cautious, then have a bite to eat right before dark.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:12 PM   #18
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Way too early in Wilson county, I been hunting fairly hard and we got another month. Maybe longer. Early December is about the best, but sometimes the weather changes things. A few years ago in January I passed up a buck that had his tongue hanging out from chasin.

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Old 10-10-2019, 09:15 PM   #19
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We have about 3 more weeks before ours gets going good up in Houston County.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:26 PM   #20
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Does cycle every month. The rut is the same every year. Why do we have to debate this every year? The weather does dictate how much 'rut' activity you see. Seems like this should be it's own permanent thread...........
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:07 PM   #21
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Just started this week trailing doe's.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:30 PM   #22
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Not unusual at all for coastal areas. The rut is always ahead of inland counties for whatever reason. I'm sure there's some science behind it.
The theory Iíve heard is that this way fawns can be born well before hurricane season and avoid being a casualty of a storm. Makes sense anyway.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:17 AM   #23
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The theory Iíve heard is that this way fawns can be born well before hurricane season and avoid being a casualty of a storm. Makes sense anyway.
Look up avery island whitetail. These are what were restocked in the coastal counties after the screwworms wiped out the deer. They breed earlier than other subspecies.

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Old 10-11-2019, 09:23 AM   #24
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Last weekend bucks were nosing all the does but the girls were having none of it yet. This was Victoria Co. this weekend should be good with the cooler weather and moon.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:40 AM   #25
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^never miss a day of nosin does
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