We have been at it hard the last week and half, sightings have been great for does and small bucks. The small bucks are trying to push the does and have seen two chases take place the last three mornings. However, one was a small buck and the other was a good buck, but not sure he was a shooter cause he was moving so fast and only got a glimpse of him. I personally don't think it is on yet but its getting close!
Same for us, does last several days seemed to be hiding for the most part. Several small bucks have been on the move hunting a partner and a couple small bucks pushing a doe. We are waiting on the big boys to start their thing. I project its going to be first of next week on full moon with the cold front coming in then. Lull before the storm!
Good going, Dennis. We have a similar report as jam. Not seeing does either singular or groups. A couple of small bucks seen at first or last light. 2 pigs taken this week and a few others seen. Hoping for some cold weather and some warmer action.
Update: Things are picking up on our place. Bucks are on the move hunting a partner, my middle son took a mature buck on Saturday and he was pushing a doe. Many small bucks seen pushing or in pursuit of the does. I predict after this rain front at our place the rut will be in full swing especially with the full moon and cold snap. Things should be fun in the woods come Tuesday thru Thursday!
Well the cold weather got things moving over the past week or so. We have taken two quality bucks and a couple of big nanny does. Lots of little bucks and does sighted. Late mornings seem to be the key. Open fields and clear cuts are active too. Even some fresh scrapes seen. Could be secondary rut activity? A later than normal rut? Who knows but we are grateful for the uptick in activity.
Have been noticing the same from our cell cams. Had mature bucks all rutted up, and moving in the daylight last week. I believe it is a strong secondary rut because I know around Halloween we were having good activity then, here it is a month later. Probably about over for the year, now on to turkey!!!!!!!