Rut PhasesContributors to this thread:
Hey everyone, I got this idea from someone else and I figured it would be cool to do it for Missouri. Basically you just report what your seeing in the woods as far as rut activity goes. So I haven't been seeing any chasing. Although I have night time pics of it. A lot of cruisers. They are responding well to grunt and bleats used together. Some responses to Rattling also. They seem to be hitting the plots at night and the big hard wood areas during the day. They don't have the beans out around me which could be why they are not hitting the plots very hard.
That's here in NE Missouri.
Seeing some fighting . Cruisers all day and a lot of day time movement of bigger bucks.They are coming in to the grunt calls and beans are still in here to but action in the corn fields as far as sightings and scrapes are good.In and out of the timber. Weather is perfect West central Missouri about 15 miles from Kansas state line.
Saw some chasing last night in the distance. I got some great trail cam pics of some monsters scraping at night, but no daylight activity here from the bigger bucks. Although I have friends that are saying that they are seeing a lot of good rut activity. The crops are all out around them, and they are seeing it all on the food plots.
cruising and scrape checking yesterday in Johnson Co. didn't see any chasing, or hear any grunting.
Saw some smaller bucks chasing, does and each other. Nothing big. The scrapes are still popping up all over the place. Saw a buck bedded with two does too.
Mature bucks are responding to calls in Lincoln County. Several shots heard today. Lots of bucks harvested in my area.
Same here, tagged out on a big 9.