I have been hunting actively since Oct. 1st and have seen only a few mature bucks in northeastern Oklahoma. This past weekend I finally witness a small part of the rut. Has anyone seen any mature buck rutting this year?
Rifle season during the rut in Oklahoma will NEVER allow you guys to produce BIG bucks.........I was in South Eastern Kansas and drove down into Oklahoma a few times to ask some of the locals how their rifle rut hunt was doing and seen a lot of little bucks that they considered BIG bucks!
I think you guys need to put in a petition to have your rut season a BOW hunting season to allow some of those "big" bucks of yours to become BIG bucks next year! Then again, my hunting lease in Kansas will continue to have BIG bucks since they know they're better off acrossed the border and away from the rifle hunters!
The bucks were moving more right before dark last week then any other part of the day.....but as I left to drive back home this past Sunday I did pass 2 BIG bucks locked with does mid morning standing out in the open of a rancher's field!
Like most hunters we all are looking for something to keep the deer on our hunting ground and to bring more deer into our hunting ground. Most of the time we just don’t have the room or funding for this to even happen. We lease a lot of smaller properties here in Kansas and we know that the farmers are needing every little bit of ground they can get to make a living. So if they give up any ground at all it’s not much. As I was talking to one farmer he told me he could give up about a half acre...