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Rut Report 2021
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Twinetickler 30-Oct-21
Carbon Defiant 34 30-Oct-21
Olink 30-Oct-21
t-roy 30-Oct-21
scentman 30-Oct-21
lewis 30-Oct-21
Ben 30-Oct-21
Grey Ghost 30-Oct-21
Bowhunter09 30-Oct-21
Rocky D 30-Oct-21
Rut Nut 30-Oct-21
jmiller 30-Oct-21
LBshooter 30-Oct-21
Cazador 30-Oct-21
LKH 30-Oct-21
Scrappy 30-Oct-21
Bowhunter09 30-Oct-21
Thornton 31-Oct-21
Franzen 31-Oct-21
woodguy65 31-Oct-21
Lovehunt11 31-Oct-21
Lovehunt11 31-Oct-21
Lovehunt11 31-Oct-21
scentman 31-Oct-21
JohnMC 31-Oct-21
Twinetickler 31-Oct-21
lewis 31-Oct-21
lewis 31-Oct-21
timex 01-Nov-21
APauls 01-Nov-21
deerhunter72 01-Nov-21
Michael 01-Nov-21
BullBuster 01-Nov-21
Zbone 01-Nov-21
tenpoint 02-Nov-21
Rocky D 02-Nov-21
Hawkarcher 06-Nov-21
From: Twinetickler
30-Oct-21
What's going on out there? Be in a tree a week from today. Almost November!

30-Oct-21
Does are still out and about eating. Bucks are starting to cruise with noses to the ground and scrapes are abundant. Soon, very soon!!

From: Olink
30-Oct-21
I have yet to see any cruising or chasing. I can only think of one archery season since the 80's that has been this low on deer sightings and activity.

From: t-roy
30-Oct-21
Haven’t seen any chasing here in Iowa, yet. Should fire up any day, though. Smaller bucks cruising some.

From: scentman
30-Oct-21
WNY, young bucks making scrapes and sniffing trails... I believe November 6 is looking really good around here.

From: lewis
30-Oct-21
Starting to chase here in Tennessee even some big boys are moving around good luck Lewis

From: Ben
30-Oct-21
Last night I was still seeing bachelor groups. Saw 4 bucks together and a couple does came thru after them.

From: Grey Ghost
30-Oct-21
Around my place in Colorado, this is the time of year that buck bachelor groups disperse and they seem to vanish. Then they return and join the doe groups in about a week or two. A 10 day rifle hunt, that starts today, probably has a lot to do with that.

Matt

From: Bowhunter09
30-Oct-21
Saw a mature 8 pointer with a doe locked down in a standing bean field Thursday

From: Rocky D
30-Oct-21
I drove up to Ohio the 24th and there was a bunch of deer dead on I 75 from Rocky Top to just south of Richmond, KY.

Haven’t hunted much between the rain and hanging stands but have seen two bucks chasing and two sparring in the daylight from the truck.

From: Rut Nut
30-Oct-21
Back home in the Poconos I saw a buck cruising for does last Sunday at 2:30. At 5 I saw the same buck come thru the same spot chasing 4 doe on the dead run.

Yesterday I was watching a doe and 2 yearlings the last 20 min and just before dark a buck came running in and chased her out of sight- too dark to see how big.

This morning I heard a buck chase a doe into my treestand well before first light. No less than 15 grunts in about 3-4 min then they circled around my stand(based on the direction of grunts) and headed over to my buddy 150y away. He said it was a Y buck and doe. About an hour later he saw a small 6 chase a doe past his stand grunting the whole way.

Another buddy 200y the other way saw a big bodied buck on the other side of a field chasing a doe.(too far to see the rack) This property is in Western Pa about 90 min north of Pittsburgh.

I would say this coming week should be great! Hopefully the BIG BOYS start cruising!

From: jmiller
30-Oct-21
Seeing lots of scraping activity

From: LBshooter
30-Oct-21
bowhunter09, what part of Illinois?

From: Cazador
30-Oct-21
Had a crusher come to the decoy 2 nights ago I didn’t do my part.

From: LKH
30-Oct-21
I'm in central Montana. Have about 30-40 whitetail deer in the field in front of the house each night (200-500 yards away). I have seen zero activity. The big bucks are mostly absent but that started in early October.

About 50 miles east of here I saw a 4x4 muley tending a doe. She was bedded and when I approached they moved off slowly. You could tell by here roughed up hair that he had been mounting here. That was a week ago.

From: Scrappy
30-Oct-21
I saw a 2 point out cruising this morning. He still had a milk mustache so he may have just been looking for his mommy.

From: Bowhunter09
30-Oct-21
Lb. south east

From: Thornton
31-Oct-21

Thornton's embedded Photo
Thornton's embedded Photo
The nine point on the left was in a bachelor group of 5 , 3 days ago but was messing with does yesterday evening.

From: Franzen
31-Oct-21
I think this is the most early rut-related activity I have ever seen. Even bigger bucks have shown interest, which in my experience doesn't happen much in October. I've seen bucks chasing for two weeks here.

From: woodguy65
31-Oct-21

woodguy65's embedded Photo
woodguy65's embedded Photo
Usually dont see these guys (Illinois/2 days ago), out in middle of day. This guy was crossing the road in front of my house - sniffing around and shredding some trees.

31-Oct-21
Bucks started chases does last week. I have couple nice bucks ran to my tree stand when I rattle antlers. I had a 170 inches come close 30 yards but a doe smell me then I couldn’t make a shot. I recorded a buck has a very loud grunted I have ever heard when he was chasing does. https://youtube.com/shorts/khuBl_Q-_j0?feature=share

31-Oct-21
https://youtube.com/shorts/khuBl_Q-_j0?feature=share

31-Oct-21

Lovehunt11 's Link

From: scentman
31-Oct-21
Nice video Don... we are at peak as far as foliage, still so green by you.

From: JohnMC
31-Oct-21

JohnMC's embedded Photo
JohnMC's embedded Photo
This guy was chasing this doe around this morning in CO.

From: Twinetickler
31-Oct-21
Awesome stuff! Won't be able to focus at work this week. Good luck to all of you out huntin!

From: lewis
31-Oct-21

From: lewis
31-Oct-21

lewis's embedded Photo
lewis's embedded Photo
Crazy Halloween had a bear in a trap while tracking this guy shows following a doe paid no attention to us luckily the bear pulled out Good luck Lewis

From: timex
01-Nov-21
This guy came sneaking in minutes after rattling yesterday

From: APauls
01-Nov-21
Worst time of year to be tagged out. Went out to fill a doe tag yesterday morning and saw a buck chasing a doe in Manitoba. Filled the doe tag.

From: deerhunter72
01-Nov-21
On my annual hunting trip in SE Illinois. Seeing good rut activity. Seeing nice bucks pushing does. Things are heating up.

From: Michael
01-Nov-21
A friend of mine shot a good buck yesterday morning that came in grunting while he had 3 dies around him.

He seen another good buck come into a field this morning checking the does out and making scrapes on the field edge.

This was all in SE Nebraska.

From: BullBuster
01-Nov-21
Hot doe with bucks going crazy in Indiana this morning.

From: Zbone
01-Nov-21
Watched a big mature buck tending a doe at 4:50 PM this afternoon, hours before dark... It's on...

From: tenpoint
02-Nov-21
Saw a Buck at3:00 pm on a shoulder of 8 lane Hwy between chicago and milwaukee mouth open tounge hanging

From: Rocky D
02-Nov-21
Me and two brothers hunting southern Ohio all saw good bucks chasing doe today!

From: Hawkarcher
06-Nov-21
South central Iowa have seen one small buck and two mature bucks chasing and grunting. One stood watching a doe for a half hour downwind of me. He must have no sense of smell from the ‘Rona

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