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Author Topic: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity  (Read 14872 times)

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #180 on: November 28, 2020, 04:21:20 PM »
Decent 9pt on the falfa but checking each doe as they arrive, he was present at 230pm when I first checked, one other spike, but the 9 was eating and pretty mellow.  Lots of does.

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #181 on: November 28, 2020, 04:24:12 PM »
Lasso him and tie him to a tree, ill cone stick an arrow in him and hang him in your shop.  You can cut him up and throw him in the pressure cooker for me if you like.

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #182 on: November 28, 2020, 04:28:02 PM »
Forky with browtines is in my back yard right now grunting up a storm and messing with the does.  Focused on one doe in particular

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #183 on: November 28, 2020, 05:03:04 PM »
A bit late, but had a decent buck scent checking a bedding area in my neighbor's back yard on Wednesday (11/25), around 3pm.
Was actually practicing with a new saddle setup, and had messed around w/ my grunt tube. Then just after I let my bow down to the ground, my daughter was yellin' at me from the deck, and starts pointing to this buck coming in!
Now if I could only replicate that on some huntable property...
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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #184 on: November 28, 2020, 05:08:46 PM »
A bit late, but had a decent buck scent checking a bedding area in my neighbor's back yard on Wednesday (11/25), around 3pm.
Was actually practicing with a new saddle setup, and had messed around w/ my grunt tube. Then just after I let my bow down to the ground, my daughter was yellin' at me from the deck, and starts pointing to this buck coming in!
Now if I could only replicate that on some huntable property...

Yep, seems like the decent cruisers around here started about 2 weeks ago. I have multiple pictures and videos

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #185 on: November 29, 2020, 07:25:05 AM »
Had this buck come in with a doe over feed, late yesterday. I drew back, he spooked. I grunted and he came back around to 30 yards. Let one fly and smoke the boiler room. Couldn’t help myself! ;) 
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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #186 on: November 29, 2020, 09:13:35 AM »
For late muzzleloader here in Unit 139, I put a friend of mine on a good field that always holds deer.  Yesterday (11/28), a buck was grunting, rubbing, and chasing does in the brushy draw below him for about 30 minutes before walking up into the field.  He presented a shot at 20 yards, and my friend put the buck down.  Nice 5x4!   

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #187 on: November 29, 2020, 11:24:03 AM »
For late muzzleloader here in Unit 139, I put a friend of mine on a good field that always holds deer.  Yesterday (11/28), a buck was grunting, rubbing, and chasing does in the brushy draw below him for about 30 minutes before walking up into the field.  He presented a shot at 20 yards, and my friend put the buck down.  Nice 5x4!
Sounds like a great rut hunt, way to put your friend on the deer!

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #188 on: November 29, 2020, 09:12:27 PM »
I probably saw 20 different bucks rutting today.  One was just about good enough.

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #189 on: November 30, 2020, 12:36:16 PM »
Not a lot of cruising bucks (except spikes and forks) over the weekend on the Palouse.  Saw one nice mature buck that was sticking close to a doe who must have been in heat, but I couldn't seal the deal. Called in an average 3x3 with a couple doe bleats followed by a few grunts.  He came right in on a string and I couldn't resist.  Definitely still some rut activity going on out there. 

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #190 on: December 01, 2020, 06:27:33 PM »
Bucks are really starting to move again in the NE. Appear to be coming out of lockdown and cruising.

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #191 on: December 02, 2020, 07:25:16 AM »
Bucks cruising around my neighborhood the last few days pretty good

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #192 on: December 02, 2020, 08:09:54 AM »
Filled our last two tags in Idaho yesterday morning. Decent little basket 4 and 1x2 feeding together. Found a couple fresh scrapes but no sign of much chasing. Neither of the bucks my group got showed any sign of rutting and where more focused on calories.

We tried several rattling sets over the weekend and nothing came in.  Saw several groups of doe's that had no bucks with them.

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #193 on: December 05, 2020, 12:49:08 PM »
Haven’t seen much rutting activity except 1 buck seems to be going strong. Brand new giant scrape yesterday and seems to be cruising around. He was number 2 on my list this year.

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Re: 2020 Whitetail Watch- pre-rut/rut activity
« Reply #194 on: December 05, 2020, 02:31:53 PM »
Nice old stud buck has run himself skinny.  Better change modes and start eating.

 


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