Habersham County Rut Dates

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mallardsx2

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I'm new to the area as of last year. Can anyone give me some approximate rut start dates? I looked on the departments website but it didn't coincide with what I saw last year at all.
 
Hab/Stephens/Banks/Franklin area...I've always noticed good activity from around the 10th of November to the end of the month. Then a pickup again a little before Christmas. Of course that's pre-rut, rut, and post rut. Peak has always seemed to be around the 20th give or take a day or two.
 

bowbuck

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In my experience in northern Habersham/White County area be in the woods between Nov. 20-Dec 5 give or take a few days depending on weather.
 
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mallardsx2

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Thanks for the Replies. It seems strange that just 2 hours drive to the south the rut will be three weeks earlier. Very strange.
 
Yep. Always see most chasing right after thanksgiving but good time to be in woods anywhere from mid Nov to mid Dec. I got land an hour and 45 min away that peak is three weeks earlier.
The deer up here were stocked from Texas deer and Piedmont deer come from Wisconsin DNA (that's what I've always heard)
 
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mallardsx2

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Anyone seeing any activity with this cold front? Nothing going on were I am at. The bucks have all but vanished.
 

Big7

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Just go look here:

http://forum.gon.com/showpost.php?p=10915975&postcount=16

Why someone don't make it a "sticky" is beyond me.
It is dead on and I've begged for some mod or admin
to sticky it.

Comes up several times a year.
Would save a lot of trouble for all if it was at the top
of the "Deer Hunting" forum.

:banginghe
 
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mallardsx2

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I have seen that. I just wanted to see if anyone was getting any reports of anything happening with the cold weather changethat is happening.
 
This cold front coming in should have them laying down some sign. Maybe another week of 2 before any chasing but they should be up on there feet good the coming week.
 
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I will be in the woods all day thursday friday and saturday for sure. I'm hoping I dont miss anything...

Thanks for the update!
 
Saw 3 doe Saturday about 7:30, then about 10 mins later saw a 5 pointer with his nose to the ground following their trail. The mature doe of the group kept looking back when they came through. Seems like after the first rut, you'll see them periodically through December chasing here and there.
 
I filled my last tag this morning on a nice mountain 8-point, he was running a doe and I took a running shot as he crossed a flat hollow between two ivy thickets, its the third buck I have seen this week running doe.. and all three were at different spots all near ear shot of the appalachian trail. I have hiked almost 19 miles since Sunday looking for this last one.
 
I filled my last tag this morning on a nice mountain 8-point, he was running a doe and I took a running shot as he crossed a flat hollow between two ivy thickets, its the third buck I have seen this week running doe.. and all three were at different spots all near ear shot of the appalachian trail. I have hiked almost 19 miles since Sunday looking for this last one.
Did you see or hear about the big one that come off goshen Tuesday? Guy I talked to on wildcat was telling me about it. Said he seen it in back of truck with tailgate down going down the dirt rd. Said it was bigger than anything he's ever seen.
 
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