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Indiana Deer hunting

Has anyone noticed the size of the racks this year? Looks like this will be the year to take a trophy in Indiana. Archery season started October 1 but still kind of warm.

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Indiana Deer hunting

Can anyone tell me when the rut is going to be in Indiana this year? I am hunting in November 12-16 in Marshall County. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim

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My quess is the rut will be the last week in october and first week of november. We have hit a cold spell and as of the week end I started finding territorial scrapes. I am hunting the south western corner of Fayette county.

Good Luck!

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I would guess the peak of the rut to be a little earlier than normal this year. It usually falls around the middle of November (in Southern Indiana where I hunt), however I believe it will be a week or so earlier this year. I am finding several boundary scrapes already and actually grunted a buck in the other day.

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I have seen two different bucks chasing does this last week. I also heard of a scrub eight point taken saturday morning that was very swollen. Another hunter said he witnessed a couple of bucks sparring this weekend.
The weather has been to warm for me to get excited too much. I believe the rut is comming in but would guess that it is the smaller bucks getting a little jumpy.

Hope everyone filles their tags, Good Luck!

[ This Message was edited by: Swampy on 2003-10-21 10:19 ]