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#2825595 - Wed Oct 24 2012 02:35 PM Deer In Rut ?
59Willys Offline

Registered: Sun Jan 26 2003
Posts: 1317
Loc: ..Harborcreek,Pa
With the warm temp we been having,Will the rut get the deer moving if it's still in 70's ? smile During the day!

Edited by hunter-2 (Wed Oct 24 2012 02:46 PM)

#2825663 - Wed Oct 24 2012 03:41 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
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Posts: 1535
Loc: butler co. 2d 1a camp 2g

#2825670 - Wed Oct 24 2012 03:52 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
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#2825674 - Wed Oct 24 2012 03:54 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: Big Ken]
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#2825679 - Wed Oct 24 2012 03:58 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
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#2825686 - Wed Oct 24 2012 04:05 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
Paul C Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 15 2005
Posts: 1091
Loc: Erie, PA
NO. Excessive heat (60's +) will keep daytime activity suppressed. Think of it this way----would YOU want to run around in the heat of the day while wearing a winter parka?? Neither do the deer. In times of abnormal heat rut activity takes place at night.

NOW....the cold front coming this weekend is timed perfectly to kickstart things. Hopefully next week will be "buck filled".

#2825732 - Wed Oct 24 2012 04:43 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
cuppedncommitted Offline

Registered: Mon Aug 22 2011
Posts: 59
Loc: berks county pa
the rut has started down here in 5c have been seeing fighting bucks, bucks dogging does, even saw a buck breeding a doe last night. mid day movement is low due to warmth but they are moving earlier in the evening tho. Mid to end of next week it will get good.

#2825823 - Wed Oct 24 2012 05:50 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
djp Offline

Registered: Wed Oct 03 2012
Posts: 4
Loc: pa,mercer
we are on the edge of rutting time but most of the activity will be at nite. the deer will find a cool spot in the day time and lay down period

#2825836 - Wed Oct 24 2012 06:05 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
G.C. Archer Offline

Registered: Wed Jun 08 2011
Posts: 1455
Loc: Greene County, PA
Absolutely. The rut occurs roughly the same time of the year regardless of weather conditions. Although deer can come into estrous as early as September, the next few weeks will be AWESOME!
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#2825906 - Wed Oct 24 2012 06:55 PM Re: Deer In Rut ? [Re: 59Willys]
Joe the Logger Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 05 2011
Posts: 3697
Loc: North Eastern,Pa
Its an early rut. Funny as you get older you can tell just by the way they are acting a few weeks ago. Bring it on !
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)

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