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Location: cecil pa
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hey guys i was just wondering when the rut is gona start in pa. I know it started around now last year i belive it was going on this saturday coming anyone???

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The rut starts in late August and runs until sometime in January.

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If your asking when the actual breeding starts, it can be anywhere from Oct 30- Nov 15 in most parts of the country. Does become receptive at some point in this time frame, and each individual doe at different times. If a Doe comes into estrous during this time and is not bred, she will come into estrous 30 days later leading to the time refered to as the second rut.
The bucks usually start displaying rutting activity in mid October, making scrapes, rubbing trees, sparring then full blown fights for dominance. Bucks start cruising or the chasing phase NOW, looking for hot does and tending their scrapes so get ready.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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definitely seeing rutting activity recently! Seen a monster!!!! I mean a monster!!! following a bunch of does the other night around 11pm! Thumbs up

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The rut is no in Ohio.Saw alot of movement this weekend 10/28.Saw a few good deer alot of small bucks.

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Well this weekend should be pretty good here in PA, seeing lots of good activity, will be in my stand saturday and we will see what we see! Thumbs up

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Well, the rut is definitely on here! I missed the biggest 8 point I have ever seen in the woods yesterday morning and I been flustered about it since yesterday! He was literally running head down right behind some does that had passed me by earlier and he surprised me and didn't give me enough time to react, next thing I know he's under my stand staring at me and I'm trying to hold still as I was getting ready to draw, next thing I know he snorts off up the hill and stopped about 20yds. out, I"m left handed and he went to my left side which meant I had to turn my entire body around in the stand and my harness was preventing me from turning far enough....I shot the arrow glanced off a saplings branch and over his back and into a stump...he then ran off again snorting (or laughing) all the way up the hill!!!! Brick Wall,) Well, thats what its all about, thats why they call it hunting and not killing, my heart is still racing! I went up this evening and didn't see anything at all. Well at least I know where he's at. Anyone else seeing any wild rutting activity?

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The meat of the rut will be full on real soon. Still little bucks mostly chasing.
Sorry to hear about the miss, It only stokes the fire that much hotter Big smile

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redrider wrote:
The meat of the rut will be full on real soon. Still little bucks mostly chasing.
Sorry to hear about the miss, It only stokes the fire that much hotter Big smile

Well, I know where he's hiding so I'll see if I can get a crack at him during rifle! Good luck in Kansas!

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I hunt in PA and the rut is on for sure. I've seen a a number of bucks chasing does. Another way to tell when the rut is on is to pay attention to the number of bucks hit by cars on the highways. Around this time you tend to see a lot more deer hit by cars do to the rut.

I missed an amazing 8 pointer on trail of a doe last weekend. He was grunting all the way in and gave me a shot of a life time at 15 yards. My arrow when right over its back. I could have cried, but glad to have lived the moment.

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showoffyourtrophy wrote:
I hunt in PA and the rut is on for sure. I've seen a a number of bucks chasing does. Another way to tell when the rut is on is to pay attention to the number of bucks hit by cars on the highways. Around this time you tend to see a lot more deer hit by cars do to the rut.

I missed an amazing 8 pointer on trail of a doe last weekend. He was grunting all the way in and gave me a shot of a life time at 15 yards. My arrow when right over its back. I could have cried, but glad to have lived the moment.

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Sorry to hear about your miss...the same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago! Brick Wall,)