Early rut this year?

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

  1. fishdip

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    NOW THATS FUNNY!
     
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  3. 7mmsendero

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    It’s based on photoperiod, so no.
     
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  4. Chromelander

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    After November 15 and the orange army come out most of the rutting activity by me comes to a stop. I know it still occurs but I don't see it. So hunting pressure through out the season can have a affect on someone's interpretation of the peak of the rut. I know I better have a buck killed before opening day of gun after that my chances go south. I think the best days are from November 5 to 14 every year.
     
  5. Gone Coastal

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    I’d say so. Max deer scrapes bucks are hanging around does more. Haven’t seen any hard core chasing yet
     
  6. Gone Coastal

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    That’s funny but true.
     
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    Not early. Not late. It’s mid-October. What you are observing is normal pre rut activity. It happens every year as soon as bucks shed velvet. This business of early or late rut is a fallacy.
     
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    Nov 2nd through 12th will be peak as every year and I am about hunted out since hunting state land in new place every night. Need to take a break do I'm not burned out on seeing squirrels
     
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  10. Gone Coastal

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    I think it feels early because there are more bucks on the property than I’ve seen owning the property since 1991.
    We had a windstorm that took down hundreds of big red pines a year and a half ago and the resulting understory has provided extra food and cover.
     
  11. bigbuckmiddaugh

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    Feels early here too? All there doing is humping!
     
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    Settled in this morning in my thicket/bedding area stand with the strong winds today, that is when I can access that spot.2 mature bucks were under the stand before I could get my bow up both grunting as they were walking kind of weird but hey I didn’t mind no shot obviously lol
     
  13. on a call

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    Halloween it will be in full .... so just wait.
     
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    Had a 6pt and 10pt walking around with each other about 70 yards away they kept following each other didnt seem interested in the 3 does.. But also had some fresh rubs and scraps on the property!
     
  15. Kevin Hughes

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    Notice, I said boys