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.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...