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Today is 11/02/10 and I am starting to see signs of rut beginning. This morning while sitting in the stand a doe ran out into the field zigzagging and within in 5 minutes two bucks appeared with their nose straight to the ground hot on her trail. Although these bucks were young, it’s a sign that rut is begging in upstate NY. Anyone else seeing signs of the rut beginning in NY? :yes:

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I do not have any signs to

I do not have any signs to report but I would say that you sure do. Sounds like it might be starting to pick up a little bit. I bet the sight of those bucks following up that doe got your blood pumping a little bit. Probably got you day dreaming of a big old whopper hot on the trail too. Well hopefully things will work out for you. Keep us posted as things evolve out there. Good luck!

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In the last week, my father,

In the last week, my father, who is hunting about 10 minutes from NY in the islands of Vermont, has seen 4 or 5 scrapes show up in the orchard he sits in.  They appear to be hitting them very frequently.  No season is open now, so he hasn't actually laid eyes on the deer to see if they are chasing, but signs are looking good.

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I just got off the phone with my grandfather he shot a nice seven pointer. The buck’s neck was starting to become swollen. And he smelled like he had been rutting. This deer was seen following a doe at 4:30 this evening. The bucks are definitely starting to go in rut in northern NY. Can’t wait for this weekend to come, I’m going to shoot me a monster! 

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I think the rut is just

I think the rut is just starting to begin and isn't it a grand time of year to be out hunting rutting whitetail deer?  We are really fortunate to have the opportunity to hunt deer and other game in this country.

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CVC wrote:

I think the rut is just starting to begin and isn't it a grand time of year to be out hunting rutting whitetail deer?  We are really fortunate to have the opportunity to hunt deer and other game in this country.

 

We are blessed indeed!  Based on the bucks I saw opening weekend, the rut was in full swing and teh timing was perfect!

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Last weekend

Last weekend was a blast. I seen 5 bucks on a new property all heading after a hot doe. But yet again they were all still youg bucks. Im hoping the big boys will start moving this weekend. My uncle saw an eight point moving toward where i was but he didnt come out. I dont think he was after a doe. Seen some more scrapes, found some new rubs!!!   

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Northern NY has been good to

Northern NY has been good to me this year!! Have seen many bucks, and a few of them have been really good bucks. Although the rut is pretty much over, and riffle season is over, I can now start to focus on the food plots and fill the rest of my tags. With the amount of snow that has fallen should push the deer into food sources such as food plots. So I’m hoping to end the season with a bang in northern NY, and then head to the southern tier to hunt the late season down there. Good look to you all on the rest of hunting season.