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Blacktail rut?
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:18:01 PM »
  What weeks of what month are usually peak for the rut?  Im thinking last two of oct-first two of november?
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Re: Backtail rut?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 10:20:47 PM »
1st week of November.


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Re: Backtail rut?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 11:17:21 PM »
 :yeah:

Just as soon as Modern deer season is over and Modern elk season begins....  :bash: :bash:

Hunt the same area for elk you do for Blacktails?????  You will see monster bucks that you never even knew existed and you have been hunting that area for 5 years..   do not ask me how I know...  :bash: :bash: :bash: :bdid:
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Re: Backtail rut?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 11:23:16 PM »
:yeah:

Just as soon as Modern deer season is over and Modern elk season begins....  :bash: :bash:

Hunt the same area for elk you do for Blacktails?????  You will see monster bucks that you never even knew existed and you have been hunting that area for 5 years..   do not ask me how I know...  :bash: :bash: :bash: :bdid:
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They seriously do know the difference between October 31 and Nov 1.  And like stated above....I've been out during modern elk and friggin bt bucks will mozy on by...nose stuck dragging on the ground, no other care in the world.   :bash: :bash:

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Re: Backtail rut?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 12:50:22 AM »
 I'd have to agree with 1st week of Nov being peak. Some of the areas I hunt are going good by the 26th-27th while other areas haven't got a thing going yet.
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Re: Backtail rut?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 06:02:30 AM »
Elk season for sure haha
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Re: Backtail rut?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 07:10:09 AM »
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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 08:53:53 AM »
 If I remember right the rut is over by the late hunt. It's been probably 20 years since I needed to hunt it though.
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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 09:19:33 AM »
second week is best in my area i mainly hunt in the late season, but like elk, its going to vary some depending on where you are at :twocents:

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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012, 11:05:29 AM »
Some of my areas vary.... Late October-mid November....

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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 12:39:48 PM »
Sea-level, Puget Sound region last year: rut seemed to be over by early November.  Peak activity was observed in the middle to end of October.  Granted, I observed a very small area - one block - and three bucks.  ;)

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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 12:54:18 PM »
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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 04:12:45 PM »
Halloween-November 10. the bucks are rutting hard in 621/624.

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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 09:46:09 AM »
It all depends on the elevation.
We had a good rut early November on the kitsap peninsula at like see level last year, but a buddy told me up high in the mountains last year, the rut was done and over with by november 1 last year.
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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 01:08:14 PM »
Sea-level, Puget Sound region last year: rut seemed to be over by early November.  Peak activity was observed in the middle to end of October.  Granted, I observed a very small area - one block - and three bucks.  ;)

Rut kind of "seems to be over" about the first week of November every year b/c the peak breeding phase has hit and the bucks are locked down with hot does. Since a does home range is small the bucks no longer are covering large chunks of ground searching for hot does. The best time to hunt historically is the last week of October when the bucks are on the move constantly looking for hot does. It slows down the first week of November when the bucks are locked on hot does and then is hit or miss through late archery. I've found it is REALLY spotty once Thanksgiving hits but can be great if you are in the right area at the right time. Generally last 10 days of October getting better and better until the 31st.
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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 04:29:05 PM »
Sea-level, Puget Sound region last year: rut seemed to be over by early November.  Peak activity was observed in the middle to end of October.  Granted, I observed a very small area - one block - and three bucks.  ;)

Rut kind of "seems to be over" about the first week of November every year b/c the peak breeding phase has hit and the bucks are locked down with hot does. Since a does home range is small the bucks no longer are covering large chunks of ground searching for hot does. The best time to hunt historically is the last week of October when the bucks are on the move constantly looking for hot does. It slows down the first week of November when the bucks are locked on hot does and then is hit or miss through late archery. I've found it is REALLY spotty once Thanksgiving hits but can be great if you are in the right area at the right time. Generally last 10 days of October getting better and better until the 31st.
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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2012, 06:41:29 PM »
As mentioned in previous posts, bucks are most active in pre-rut when they are looking for does. That's when they're wandering and rubbing. It varies, but in my experience bucks will start to be most active the last few days of October.
There's also a second rut when does that were not bred come into estrus a few weeks later. I don't remember exactly, but I think Boyd Iverson's books cover this. 

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Re: Blacktail rut?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2012, 12:46:30 AM »
The first week of november always seems to be hitting hard where I am from.  Doesn't do alot of good though because that is Modern Elk...
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