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 always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...