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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2012, 11:15:10 AM »
Over the years up north I've seen some really good chasing/seeking action during the 1st week of late rifle.

Which coincidentally was taken away this year

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2012, 06:03:24 PM »
Any update on the rut in the Palouse late hunt I will be heading over and hunting the 16th through the 19th.

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2012, 06:09:56 PM »
My personal observations over the years have shown a heavy "chase" phase from 20-25 November. I have even witnessed does being bred during that timeframe. That being said, every fawn drop I have ever witnessed was right around 1 June (give or take a few days). This would point towards 15 November as being the tending/breeding phase and would ultimately mean you should see chasing in the week or two prior. Looking back at my trail cam photos over the years I see the most daylight monster buck activity between 5-15 November.
:yeah: i leave for idaho on friday and 90% of our deer are killed between the 8th-12th

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 06:25:04 PM »
 Just saw this thread. Great idea DB. Tagging for future use.
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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2012, 06:35:55 PM »
 Hey would you guys start to rattle around the 10th in GMU 101? Is this too early? Last year I hunted around Thanksgiving weekend and saw a lot of bucks with does, and thought they already established their ground and had all their does, thought I was too late for calling since I wasn't successful calling. Can anyone shoot me some advice on what tactics to use opening day. Thanks.

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2012, 06:37:53 PM »
Great topic! Havent seen much activity in the 121 yet.

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2012, 06:43:11 PM »
IMO the 10th would be prime rattle time! It'll work throughout the rut. Don't believe all the TV shows. A buck locks up on 1 hot doe and when he's done with her he looks for another. During this time if he hears a buck fight he'll assume it's over a doe and come in to investigate...............or fight! Post rut is great too but probably only experienced in parts of Idaho where the season goes until December.
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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2012, 06:46:06 PM »
Things look good on paper for Saturday's opener in the northeast.  Cold snap starting Friday.  Snow possible, likely in places.  The sun will be chasing what little sliver of moon there is across the sky (moonrise and sunrise are only 2 hours apart), so there will be zero overnight moonlight to contend with.  Deer should be on their feet Saturday.

Key word being 'should'

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2012, 06:49:34 PM »
For the late palouse havent seen anything yet its been 55 to 58 almost spring weather not nov but heard its going to cool down this weekend

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2012, 07:12:49 PM »
Keep the updates coming boys! :tup:
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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 08:51:07 PM »
Seeing lots of scrapes..lots!! The immature bucks are moving alot..tons of daylight photos of them and a number of new youngsters showing up.
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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 09:21:01 PM »
I pulled a couple cards from cameras in 121. I was shocked at the number of new scrapes opened up just since Friday morning to today. The only big buck I have on camera is still in the dark but moving as late as 5:30 am. Not too far form sun up. I made a mock scrape Friday morning and had 4 new scrapes surrounding it toady. I wish I had a camera on it but it was an afterthought on the way back to the rig.

My wife should have agood hunt Saturday. I wish the bow season opened in 121 on Saturday.

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2012, 09:47:56 PM »
gmu 127 bucks harrassing does now..my good friend has a mid 170" buck in his field tonight dogging does

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2012, 09:48:43 PM »
things will get really good this weekend with the artic air pushing in friday

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Re: 2012 Whitetail Rut Report
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 03:38:51 AM »
I am hitting the 204 thanksgiving weekend.
 hope to connect with a nice buck.
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