collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Montana rut updates?  (Read 467 times)

Offline Bhunter253

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 103
  • Location: Tenino
Montana rut updates?
« on: September 21, 2019, 09:09:24 AM »
Getting ready to head out in 2 days , does anyone have any updates on how the ruts going in Montana... headed into the Bob and from the looks of it its been cooler and wetter than normal.
Thanks

Offline Parasite

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Posts: 170
  • Location: Olympia
  • Mansplainer
Re: Montana rut updates?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 11:57:38 AM »
I assume you are asking about elk? If so, I just spent the last five days in Yellowstone and the bulls had harems, but the locals said this coming week should be peak.

Offline CaNINE

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 910
  • Location: Gig Harbor
  • 2019 Wyoming Antelope
Re: Montana rut updates?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 06:36:26 AM »
Just got back from Wyoming and Montana last night. It has been very cool and wet.  Moon phase made for tough hunting.  Bulls have their harems and are actively checking cows.  Next week should be good hunting.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

Offline Bhunter253

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 103
  • Location: Tenino
Re: Montana rut updates?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 09:28:56 AM »
Yes sorry the elk rut... we are leaving tomorrow for 9 days in the wilderness. The forecast is still trending colder to wet an snow..by next friday it shows wind chills into single digits and highs below freezing . does anyone know how the super cold might affect the rut.? I'm a lifelong rifle hunter November so the rut is new to me...
Thanks for the replies

Offline Parasite

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Posts: 170
  • Location: Olympia
  • Mansplainer
Re: Montana rut updates?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 11:52:02 AM »
The rut will happen regardless of temperature. It's based on photoperiod. The cooler weather should have them active all day. Hot weather pushes rut activity into the night.

Offline Bhunter253

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 103
  • Location: Tenino
Re: Montana rut updates?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 12:00:19 PM »
Thanks again just was curious with it getting so cold...I know we picked the new moon week to help with the night movement hopefully. Either way 9 days in the mountains chasin elk is all you can ask for...if they're screaming even better if not it'll still be an amazing experience hunting on horseback.  :tup:

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

My best bull right after newborn baby by Pete112288
[Yesterday at 11:23:35 PM]


Buffalo Raffle by Shooting Stix
[Yesterday at 11:23:13 PM]


2019 Elk Harvest Post Here!!! by Pete112288
[Yesterday at 11:20:12 PM]


Helicopter blowing up our hunt opening day. by savagehunter
[Yesterday at 11:19:07 PM]


2019 Deer Post em here by Pete112288
[Yesterday at 11:15:49 PM]


Muzzleloader Bull Tag Success... by shansar
[Yesterday at 10:34:47 PM]


❤Female Golden labradoodle puppy ❤ by eastfork
[Yesterday at 10:20:36 PM]


3nails blacktail 2019 by Dan-o
[Yesterday at 10:09:51 PM]


2019 Blacktail - Post em up Here! by fishnfur
[Yesterday at 10:06:12 PM]


2019 Blacktail Early Season activity reports - anybody seeing bucks? by fishnfur
[Yesterday at 09:59:42 PM]


3 Guys, 9 Days, 116 Miles....Backcountry Adventure!!! by silverdalesauer
[Yesterday at 09:59:22 PM]


Possible wolf sighting in Spokane? You decide by idahohuntr
[Yesterday at 09:48:56 PM]


Costco LEM Chamber Sealer by northwesthunter84
[Yesterday at 09:37:13 PM]


FS: Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x44 by jjness11
[Yesterday at 09:07:35 PM]


FS: Vortex Viper Red Dot 6 MOA by jjness11
[Yesterday at 09:02:34 PM]


An Olde' uncommon cartridge by 444Marlin
[Yesterday at 09:00:14 PM]


Arrow up his nose by Jimmer
[Yesterday at 08:59:55 PM]


Montana block management by Bigshooter
[Yesterday at 08:55:47 PM]


Opening day Goose Hunt Video by shootem
[Yesterday at 08:33:40 PM]


Quality Dayton MF bull tag help by Mr Mykiss
[Yesterday at 08:31:41 PM]