Anyone seeing early rut action???

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  1. Trapshooter1

    Trapshooter1 Active Member

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    Just took the ol stick and string out of the closet, now that harvest is over. Went for a little drive last night and seen Does and Fawns Milling around.
     
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    Hardwood11 It is going to be a good fall!

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    Nothing yet here.
     
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    Yes bucks pushing does around by me. Little nose to the ground action. SE MN


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    Not yet, in another week the action will pick up dramatically.
     
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    Same action you get every time an early to mid October cold front. Few young bucks getting frisky
     
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    Daver PMA Member

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    Saw a forkie push a button buck around for about 5 seconds last night...does that count? :) I did see some nice scrapes opened up today while mowing and some rubbing activity too. I agree...give it about a week...then things will get started in earnest IMO.
     
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    Quite a bit on me. But... we hammered does last year big time. Needed it. Impacted ratio pretty good. Some 2-3 year olds chasing around & had a pretty hard fight the other night. Clearly we’re not gonna be hard core for a couple weeks but interesting to see a lil more intense action with good buck to doe ratios.
     
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    Watched a couple bucks chase 3 doe around for about a half hr tonight. Both were pretty interested in 1 of them so I’m assuming she must be getting close. There were 11 other does out here and they were only interested in those 3
     
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    Saw 55 last night taking the wife out. One chase by a 1.5 year old and two 3 year olds were mildly sparing. Other than than, everyone was just happy to eat.
     
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    Had mature bucks checking scrapes after first light this weekend for the 1st time this year. Mike Reed had his mature buck checking a scrape after first light also. Hunting mornings with success is gonna heat up quickly this week.
     

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