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Whitetail Rut Activity
« on: November 12, 2021, 10:30:02 AM »
Havenít seen a thread posted this year for whitetail rut activity observations so I figured Iíd start one.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 11:24:28 AM »
Saw a few chasing does this morning in 121, but hard to find a place to park on state or open land. Way more hunters than usual,suspect the weekend will be a zoo. Still not what I'd call full rut activity.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 01:26:17 PM »
Way more hunters than usual, suspect the weekend will be a zoo.

 :bash: torn between trying a very busy spot where I know there were doe in the early season or a little more seclusion but not nearly as much doe activity....

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 01:30:44 PM »
Way more hunters than usual, suspect the weekend will be a zoo.

 :bash: torn between trying a very busy spot where I know there were doe in the early season or a little more seclusion but not nearly as much doe activity....

Personally, I'd choose quality over quantity.
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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2021, 01:36:38 PM »
I live in 127 and watch deer daily out window , young bucks are out harassing the older ones are still at night with a little interest . I have a cam in 124 thatís the same thing young ones harassing and big ones at night.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2021, 02:19:20 PM »
Young one came through on a mission this am, no doe coop yet

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2021, 02:27:02 PM »
I was out in 113 last weekend and Wednesday/Thursday very little activity still.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2021, 02:46:16 PM »
Yesterday in 121, I saw 3 spots that a buck was scraping and I got one of those on a trail cam.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2021, 02:47:50 PM »
Yesterday I saw 3 spots that a buck was scraping and I got one of those on a trail cam.
I have noticed some tree scraps as well ,has the rut started ,yes,is it full on ,I don't know.
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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2021, 04:43:01 PM »
Not much of a chance to see through windows in the fog but did catch a hard chasin 8pt big enough body, maybe average horn, but no matter, lost him in the fog.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2021, 04:57:02 PM »
Saw 3 small bucks this evening with the first rut activity Iíve seen. Just minor chasing and checking does.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2021, 08:17:21 AM »
This guy was chasing a doe, grunting and running around crazy on the 7 th. 121
If a man does his best, what else is there?

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2021, 05:05:10 PM »
Several groups of does today with no bucks. Saw a couple small bucks cruising solo and a few fresh rubs.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2021, 05:21:27 PM »
9pt chasing hard tonight, 4th time hes got a free pass in the last week.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2021, 07:34:32 PM »
Saw 2 bucks in the Palouse 5x5 and 3x3 actively searching

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2021, 08:02:43 PM »
Itís hitting hard right now in north Idaho!
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2021, 08:18:50 PM »
Saw 2 bucks in the Palouse 5x5 and 3x3 actively searching

Good- some are alive!  I saw a 3x3 buck with four does on the Washington side of the line- the future of the herd, I think- must be a happy 3x3 if he hasn't been run off! 
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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2021, 03:31:44 PM »
Definite fawns on or around June 10, 2022.  Normal timing

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2021, 06:43:21 AM »
Selkirk 113, had daylight bucks on cam Monday 11/22 and Tuesday 11/23. one was 30 min after a couple does went through. unfortunately Tuesday night had wolves come through as well.  :bash:

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2021, 06:59:54 AM »
I didnít go this morning.  Probably should have, as I was awake.    :dunno:

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2021, 05:25:55 AM »
Anyone still seeing rutting activity? Or is it to late

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2021, 07:23:25 AM »
I'm seeing bucks walking around with their nose to the ground during daylight around my house. they're still cruising around.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2021, 07:41:09 AM »
The few I see are active

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2021, 09:19:48 AM »
Retrieved my trail cams yesterday and it appears the rut really turned on in our neck of the woods just a few days ago.  Prior to the 25th we saw very little activity.  The 26 and 27 had the bucks really showing up and chasing.  It's been a weird year with warmer than usual weather for the time. 


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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2021, 10:54:31 AM »
Definite drop in activity last couple of days in 127 at my house . 124 where I have a cam has also slowed.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2021, 12:37:29 PM »
In the part of 121 I'm in the 25/26th were crazy with rut activity. I had a magic doe at 2 of my spots and she was towing a bunch of bucks around. Of course I didn't hunt either of those days. Yesterday was SLOW at all my locations.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2021, 02:19:08 PM »
Heavy in 105 leading up to and thru Thanksgiving.  Not sure what the rain and warmer weather will do.
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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2021, 07:08:50 PM »
Found a couple hot does tonight.

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Re: Whitetail Rut Activity
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2021, 04:12:39 PM »
Buck shadowing a doe today, did not stick with it long enough for a complete report

 


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