Hunting Diaries - Mali Vujanic
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tecomate Rut Report – NORTH EAST US – October 22, 2013
As we enter the last week in October, things are changing big time. And considering the north east has entered a fast cold snap, things will change fast!
Right now mature bucks are getting on their feet but still primarily under the cover of darkness. Rubs and scrapes are popping up all over and you will notice those field edge scrapes are getting torn deeper. Young, immature bucks between 1.5 thru 3.5 years of age are already bumping does around and this is normal.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tecomate Rut Report – Northeast US – October 14, 2013
Let’s face it, if we could figure deer out every time it might not be as fun. But one thing is for certain, when you are trying to figure out bucks during the month of October, it’s no easy task. The only easy part about October is that the close we get to Halloween, the higher the probability we will cross paths with a mature buck!
During the first 2 thirds of October there is a significant transformation taking place in the woods that is understood by some but vastly misunderstood by hunters across the North East. Food sources are changing rapidly, weather is changing and bucks are settling rank and territory. Most mature buck movement is switching over entirely to after dark and as much as we have the drive to go hunting, many guys do more damage to their hunting properties by hunting for the big boys when the chances of them walking in daytime is very, very slim.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The sweat was literally pouring down my face as I closed the distance to my tree stand in the predawn darkness. Despite making the long walk at a slow pace, the 71 degree air temperature and high humidity were none forgiving. By now my socks were soaked and despite walking in with my outerwear strapped to my backpack, my light-ware was now uncomfortably wet. It was unfolding as one of those all too familiar Indian summer “sweat shop” hunts and being the scent freak that I am, I was quite honestly thinking about turning back for the truck. I know this may sound like a September opener scenario but in truth, this was November 14, smack-dab in the middle of the rut. I believe that was the only thing that kept my spirits up and focused on hopefully getting a crack at a great buck.
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