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Rut Report

It is that time of year where any day now the bucks will start to bust loose and we will have the opportunity to see the big one.

I haven't seen much activity, but I am hopeful that the rut will start any day now.

What are you seeing in your area?

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Our deer (mulies) have

Our deer (mulies) have started to move a little more.  We had some real nice ones taken this weekend locally, so it's possible that we could see the rut starting earlier than normal.

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I am hunting Thursday morning

I am hunting Thursday morning and hope they start moving.  I haven't seen anything the last 4 times I've been out.  Seen scrapes and rubs nearby, but no deer.

It's like they are hiding from me

I think with the warm weather and full moon they've been more nocturnal.  Maybe that will all change this week.

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That's what I am hoping. 

That's what I am hoping.  It's only about a quarter moon, and it's supposed to be around 48 degrees at sunrise when I hit the woods in the morning.  Wish me luck!!!

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Okay, I wish you luck.  I

Okay, I wish you luck.  I have a trail cam out where I am hunting now. Curious what it will show, but I am resisting going to check it until I go up there to hunt.  It is funny, I get more excited about whitetails than any other game I hunt.  Something about the chance to see a monster buck is just downright exciting.

I've only taken one small 7 point with the bow, but I am holding out for a big un this year.  If I don't take a big one with the bow then I'll take one with the rifle during rifle season, but I really want one with the bow.

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Cruzing Around

We took a little cruze tonight in the truck and saw 6 pretty good size bucks strolling around.

My buddy had 4 real nice bucks come up to him in the treestand tonight. He was using a grunt tube to call them in. He said they were just your average 140-150 deer so he is still holding out like me.  

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I think if I see a 150 class

I think if I see a 150 class deer i'm not going to hold back.  I know if you shoot a big deer you'll never shoot a monster, but for me a 150 is the best deer, rifle or bow I've ever taken.  So,  if I get a shot, it's a goner.  I just love being in the tree hoping to see something.  Bowhunting whitetail is the only thing that really gets me excited.  I have to work not to get buck fever when bowhunting whitetail.

Guess that is why I enjoy it so much.  I better cause it really is counter to good sense to sit in a tree all day.

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If the rut is not in full

If the rut is not in full swing yet here in Ohio, it is pretty darn close. This weekend day time highs are suppose to be in the 40's with overnight lows in the 20's. Snow flakes are suppose to be flying Friday night into Saturday morning. Should be a great weekend here. I can't wait.

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I think it is about to pick

I think it is about to pick up here too.  Last night I saw deer as I was driving.  I hadn't seen any in the evening for a couple of weeks.  So, I take this as a good sign and will know more today as I am going hunting.  Yeah, I sure do get excited about hunting and the prospects of seeing a big deer.  But heck after being skunked the last few times I've been out I'll be happy to see does.

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It was in the high 10's low

It was in the high 10's low 20's this mornign but I didnt see anything.  And my trail camera got stolen so I think that's a good sign that the robbers are moving Big smile .  But I hate it that it got stolen.

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Had a buck and doe under my

Had a buck and doe under my stand at the same time and the buck paid no attention to the doe.

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