The rut is reserved for bow and elk hunters. Just how Oregon does things. The bow hunters really appreciate not having 40,000 people in blaze orange tramping through the forest spooking the bull they have been stalking for 3 days.
Does anyone know why we in oregon cant hunt in the rut? I hate how our deer seasons are so early in the year.
Another very good reason is that Deer become like a Grouse when in Rut. They just get fence post stupid. Imagine a bunch of hunters, archery or bow and a buck in rut just a few yards away..........just standing there licking his lips or rolling his nose as he smells a good looking Doe. Take a shot, miss, take another shot, miss and then another.
This is one reason why they do not let us hunt bucks in the rut.
I have learned quite a bit over the past few years turkey hunting and the majority of it was how to get that tom within range. Every article you read is littered with talk of fighting purrs, flydown cackles and clucks. What they don't tell you is now that you've caught that tom's interest and he's coming on a string... now what? I have seen more blown or missed turkeys from lack of experience in this area than I can imagine. If you can't seal the deal than you may as well have left the...