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Contributors to this thread:
LIBuck 29-Oct-17
GetEmDrake 29-Oct-17
Mad dog 29-Oct-17
Mint 29-Oct-17
Mad dog 29-Oct-17
Pat Lefemine 29-Oct-17
Bowguy 30-Oct-17
glittergoat 30-Oct-17
8point 30-Oct-17
drslyr 30-Oct-17
drslyr 30-Oct-17
Pat Lefemine 30-Oct-17
Mad dog 31-Oct-17
SJJ 01-Nov-17
bas4109 01-Nov-17
XbowfromNY 02-Nov-17
bow shot 02-Nov-17
XbowfromNY 02-Nov-17
Bayhawks24 03-Nov-17
Meathook 03-Nov-17
8point 04-Nov-17
LIBuck 05-Nov-17
Mad dog 05-Nov-17
Muzzymeat 05-Nov-17
Droptine10 06-Nov-17
Pat Lefemine 06-Nov-17
Muzzymeat 06-Nov-17
hammer 07-Nov-17
LIBuck 07-Nov-17
LIBuck 09-Nov-17
bow shot 09-Nov-17
pogo 09-Nov-17
Bayhawks24 10-Nov-17
Shawn 10-Nov-17
GetEmDrake 11-Nov-17
Mint 13-Nov-17
drslyr 13-Nov-17
bow shot 16-Nov-17
XbowfromNY 22-Nov-17
KC 22-Nov-17
Shawn 24-Nov-17
From: LIBuck
29-Oct-17
pretty awful weather here on LI right now, but with halloween a few days away, and the calm after the storm, things should start really picking up. Post it up if you're seeing chasing etc!

From: GetEmDrake
29-Oct-17

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Oh ya its on in the Finger Lakes! I have some chasing on the cams, my buddy saw two bucks chasing a doe in his yard and I have new bucks showing up on camera. All I don't have is time to hunt!

From: Mad dog
29-Oct-17
Hunted East End of L.I. yesterday. Never saw deer going crazy like that...pre rut or whatever. Game on. Mad Dog

From: Mint
29-Oct-17
I hunted LI too and saw a buck at last light and no chasing going on but scrapes are starting to be worked. You must have had a doe come in early by you.

From: Mad dog
29-Oct-17
Yup. Hit her at 714am. Buck came 30 mins later. That's some deer, Drake. I spent many summers on Lake Keuka. What a great area. Mad Dog

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Oct-17
Great buck, moving in shooting light too. Hope you get him.

Lots of scrapes here, saw some chasing yesterday. Cold snap will help.

From: Bowguy
30-Oct-17
They're moving and starting to seek in the areas I hunt. I'm maybe 1 mile from the NYS line and dead bucks are starting to appear on roads too so they're being less cautious

From: glittergoat
30-Oct-17
I've got two mature bucks on camera checking scrapes in daylight a couple days ago (Genesee County). I saw a little chasing the other day - its picking up. Next week should be ridiculous!

From: 8point
30-Oct-17

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Got a trail cam pic of # 1 about 60 yards from my back porch. Saw him from a stand the other day, and thought he was coming in but he reversed course. Probably a good thing because a short time later, I tried to pull my bow back and uuuuuuuuug, couldn't do it. Shoulder is hosed but I want to wait until after season to have it messed with. I hate having to do it I'm staying out of the woods until the 5th when X-bow starts.

From: drslyr
30-Oct-17

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Leaving fri for my place In Stueben county for a 9 day bow hunt. Had 4 or 5 shooters on trail cam all summer and then the last couple weeks they disappeared.

From: drslyr
30-Oct-17

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From: Pat Lefemine
30-Oct-17
Neighbor killed a good one tonight, and I came face to face with my #2. So close. Both in daylight. It's on!

From: Mad dog
31-Oct-17
Wow..9 days...thats great. Cool camp too. Mad Dog

From: SJJ
01-Nov-17
still mostly night movement just south of Syracuse

From: bas4109
01-Nov-17
The bucks were moving like crazy today in WNY.

From: XbowfromNY
02-Nov-17
Seen scrapes in 3S/3N, but no chasing live yet. Be back out Saturday - Monday.

From: bow shot
02-Nov-17
Dead as a hammer in my little section of 7H, but have been seeing deer in the wee and late hours (when I go to, and come home from work) in the roads, starting 2 days ago.

From: XbowfromNY
02-Nov-17
73 degrees today, doesn't help.

From: Bayhawks24
03-Nov-17
3c, deer movement still seems 20 mins before sunrise and 20 mins before sunset. Havent seen anything during the day

Had a spike show up about 515 last night. Walked right up to the tink bomb and made a rub and scrape and stayed in the area, 3 point rule here so no shot but cool watching him do his thing. Full moon last night so hopefully they’ll be moving soon!

From: Meathook
03-Nov-17
Had my #1 on the camera on Nov 1st with several other bucks I was in a stand about 1/2 a mile away at the time. He was in there for several hours so there must have been a doe nearby.

I sat that same stand 8 hours today and saw one button buck at five to 6. Saw more movement last week.

From: 8point
04-Nov-17
Almost everything I've been seeing in 8S have been well before shooting light. there have been a few exceptions, but most are around 0700.

From: LIBuck
05-Nov-17
On Friday the third I sat dark to dark and saw one unidentified buck trotting nose to the ground an hour after sunrise, 1 spike pushing a doe with 2 fawns in mid afternoon, and 1 spike strolling around near last light.

Saturday the fourth I sat dark to noon and 3:00 to dark. around 8 am i had a 5 x 1 walk by. around 10.00 i had a small 6 walk by, and then bed down 46 yards away. nothing doing in the afternoon sit.... which kind of made me wish I shot the 5 x 1....

From: Mad dog
05-Nov-17
I hear you brother. Put one down, meat for the yr, don't hold out for the perfect buck to walk by. May never happen. Mad Dog

From: Muzzymeat
05-Nov-17

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This guy was grunting and chasing hard this past Thursday until he got too close.
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This guy was grunting and chasing hard this past Thursday until he got too close.

From: Droptine10
06-Nov-17
Great looking buck MM !.

From: Pat Lefemine
06-Nov-17
Nice one! Congrats!!

From: Muzzymeat
06-Nov-17
Thanks guys!

From: hammer
07-Nov-17
Sat from 5am til dark yesterday and was able to call in one small 6pt that got a free pass . Waited for a real one that never showed . Slow for me anyway in unit 1c . There's always tomorrow. With a cold front coming, maybe it will get things going. Good luck to all

From: LIBuck
07-Nov-17
yeah, if i didn't already have a doe in the freezer i would have taken the 1x5, but if i'm going to eat rutty buck meat, i'd like it to have a nice rack on it

From: LIBuck
09-Nov-17
Morning of the 8th I had a definite shooter hang up at 30 yards behind some thick brush 15 mins after sun up. I could tell he was big and wide, but couldn't get a count on him. if he had stepped another 3 feet over i would have had him.

had a spike wander by around 10. interesting to see he wasn't in a rush to get anywhere. i feel like the spikes are always running at this time of year.

From: bow shot
09-Nov-17
Nov 3-9, some movement usually 20 min before near dark in my area 7H. Saw a couple bucks walking, making scrapes....finally!

From: pogo
09-Nov-17
The scrapes have gone dormant here....... Haven't been touched in a week.

No shooter bucks on camera either.

From: Bayhawks24
10-Nov-17

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I agree with bow shot, seeing deer hitting the same trails before sunrise and just after sunset. More rubs and scrapes showing up too. Today, however, got a pic of a nice 8 at 8am on private property and almost blasted a small 6 crossing the highway at 1130am. With the freezing weather this morning and finally seeing bucks during the day, i think today officially kicks off the rut in 3c!

From: Shawn
10-Nov-17
It picked up yesterday and again today. I saw 7 bucks yesterday from 1 til dark and one was a shooter but never got closer then 80 yards he was chasing a doe. This afternoon I sat my bale blind and saw 2 bucks and 7 does. Had a good 4.5 year old step out at 72 yards. He turned to nose the does around and at 80 yards I snort wheezed and then grunted. It turned him and he came to 61 yards. He then turned back to the does. I think if he had seen another buck he would of come but in the open field he just would not commit. He was right around 125"s as an 8pt. Tomorrow morning I will be right back in that blind with the cold, it is gonna be around zero with the wind chills. Shawn

From: GetEmDrake
11-Nov-17

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Tompkins county is hot right now. The cold snap has em moving. Had a small 6 come in to a doe bleat. Had this deer on camera 200 yards down the ridgeline coming towards me this morning, but I never saw him. Checked the cam at 11am. Lucky but not lucky enough!

From: Mint
13-Nov-17
Had a nice ten point chase a doe by my stand on Saturday at 12:50pm.

From: drslyr
13-Nov-17
ZONE 8T its on boys

From: bow shot
16-Nov-17
Deer traffic was VERY heavy in 7H in areas that friends of mine hunt (not mine, nuisance permit genocide) seeing 20 deer, bucks/does daily 7th through 14. Dead the last two days though.

From: XbowfromNY
22-Nov-17
Too late for estrous scent?

From: KC
22-Nov-17
no

From: Shawn
24-Nov-17
Now may be the best time too use estrous scent. The bucks are out looking for any leftover does and are really traveling far and wide as they still have the urge. A drag rag right now may bring a buck right too you! Shawn

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