Early rut this year?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by lostontheice, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Hillsdales Most Wanted

    Hillsdales Most Wanted

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    Chart is Pennsylvania but gives ya an idea of what's happening.

    Not sure why but this year is the earliest we have had active scrapes at my property. Screenshot_20200917-150204_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
  2. Dish7

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    You can set your clock by the first two weeks of November, year in, year out.
     

  3. Joe Archer

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    What a coincidence!
    I am planning to take vacation time and be up hunting November 1st - the 8th, then again November 12 - 17th.
    Lucky break or what??;)
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  4. Kevin Hughes

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    Looks like it started early. I like the little guy coming to check out the bigger boys. showdown2.JPG sda.JPG sdb.JPG sdc.JPG sde.JPG
     
  5. November Sunrise

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    Most of us, some more, some less, have access to and hunt 10-20 individual deer. What happens to and when with any 2 or 3 of them forms our opinions on the timing of the rut. The year to year differences are entirely related to how near or far you are from the action of the day.
     
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  7. riverman

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    . And being far away on a crisp windlass morning sucks to no end!!!!!
     
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    The rut is the same time every year. The daylight savings fall change was moved out into November to gain an extra hour of hunting during the peak of the rut.
     
  9. brushbuster

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    Ruts are brought on by the rains. God this year they are everywhere [​IMG] upload_2020-10-16_10-29-5.jpeg
     
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    These cows just left these ruts, Havent seen deer in them yet [​IMG]
     
  11. Dish7

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    Me too. Off Halloween through Nov 20th. :cool:
     
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    Fantastic post
     
  15. mbrewer

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    Thanks. It's simple logic that helps maintain the even keel necessary to weather periods of apparent inactivity.

    Believing that deer are doing deer stuff 24/7 helps solve the timeless riddle we all deal with, If not here, where?