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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.
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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.

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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.

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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...
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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.

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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:

 


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