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Rut Report

Follow along as the Tecomate Pro-Staffers give you rut reports, deer movement and notes from the field in Tecomate's Rut Report.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report – SW GA – September 17, 2014

My big whitetail contact Wendell Crews of Ocala, Fl has sent new trail cam pics from his well managed SW Ga farm. Wendell will be bowhunting this coming weekend.

Bucks still seem to be keeping to themselves at this time as are groups of does. However more single bucks are showing up individually at the supplemental feed stations. Some rubs have been observed. Looks like a good number of bucks in SW Ga are preparing for pre-rut. Some activity is occurring very early and late in the day but most movement is during the dark hours.

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Posted by David Shashy on 09/17 at 12:01 PM
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report – KS – Week of September 8, 2014


Everything on schedule! Like clockwork, the bucks have begun to shed velvet and within the next few days it will be difficult to find a buck that is not in hard antlers. This event also signals a breakup of the summer friendships which have endured the past couple of months. This breakup makes patterning these early season bucks a little more difficult. However, with time spent scouting you will still see mature bucks creeping into secluded alfalfa fields at days end. Positioning stands near trails leading to this preferred food source can provide quality opportunities for early season bow hunters. Forget the heat, just hunt!

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Posted by Ted Jaycox on 09/03 at 12:58 PM
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report – Northwest AL – Week of August 25th

Late August and early September marks the beginning of the fall planting season for most of us. Labor Day weekend is normally a target weekend for those of us who begin planting our fall food plots. Normally it’s when we see the temps begin to drop and allows for those food plots to start growing before deer season which is only 5-6 weeks away! The temperatures throughout the south have been unseasonably cool this summer.  At our farm in NW Alabama we have received small amounts of rain however they are calling for good rain after Labor Day. This is perfect timing for us to be able to get our seed in the ground over the next week. The seeds will love the moisture and will germinate almost immediately at this point. We will be planting a mixture of Tecomate Monster Mix, Tecomate Max Attract, White/Red Clover and Chicory blend. We have been working really hard to establish a nice perennial food plot system on our property and to date, we have had great results over the past three years.

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Posted by Jason Thompson on 08/25 at 10:18 AM
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report - Central & South Fl & SW GA - Week of Aug 18, 2014


While it’s early to be getting excited about the 2014 rut in most of the Tecomate Whitetail Nation, the rut in portions of South Florida has heated up right along with midday summer temperatures. We are still in the mid 90’s almost daily here in Florida. But in parts of Florida’s Southern Zone the rut is here. This year I have actually heard reports from the lower “Sunshine State” of bucks fighting while still in velvet. Southern Zone Florida bow hunters are already taking some great trophies that are already trailing does!

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Posted by David Shashy on 08/21 at 11:20 AM
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report – KS – Week of Aug 18th


Finally, all the waiting is about over. As for the Jay Hawk state deer season will be here at last in just under a month! I can’t wait to set foot on Kansas soil in pursuit of a giant whitetail. I had some great encounters last year in the Mid-western state and by the looks of what is already showing up on cameras, this season is going to be even better. Super summer forage classics, such as soy bean fields, have been a big draw to grouped up bucks this year. Out of the hundreds of acres of soy bean fields that are planted on our farm, there are two specific fields that the big bucks seem to be visiting the most. This is where good trail cameras, like Reconyx, can really pay off. As long as they continue on these early season patterns, I know exactly where me and my Hoyt will be sitting.

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Posted by Mark Newell on 08/18 at 01:43 PM
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report – AL – August 12, 2014

Well its still hitting the mid 90’s every day here in south Alabama, but I have already been out preparing for the upcoming deer season. With the Reconyx trail cameras out over my Horns O’ Plenty mineral sites, I have watched my bachelor group of bucks at our family farm grow over the last couple of months. With our late rut, our fawns are just hitting the ground in the last week, so we have had to push back bush hogging in fear of accidentally running over any newly dropped fawns. Our Tecomate Deer Pea Plus summer field needs rain badly, but the deer are frequenting it almost every evening. In another month or so, we will begin spraying and discing the field under to plant our fall food plots. This season, with our gun season extended though February 10th, we are going to plant the majority of our acreage in Greenfield Hunter’s Special. This will ensure that we have a brassica heavy food source for our deer during the rut to draw in the does. In the next couple of weeks, I will begin to hang bow stands and move cameras off of the mineral sites and onto trails to try and pattern our mature bucks. With our bow season opener being pushed back to October 25th, it will be a long wait but there’s plenty of work to be done in the meantime!!

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Posted by Bowen Slade on 08/12 at 12:10 PM
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tecomate Rut Report – Golden Triangle, South TX – 1/15/14

In South Texas last week I observed only limited rut activity. Small bucks were occasionally observed sparring. Only a few mature bucks were seen pursuing does during six full days hunting. I’ve heard reports all over the brush country from several quality deer range managers that during this season there has been a noticeable lack of intense rut action. In three hunting trips to the brush country and after hunting on five superb ranches I concur. Peak rut is behind us now, and for some reason, on a great portion of the Golden Triangle’s superb range observed intense rut activity has been limited. 

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Posted by Tecomate Wildlife Systems on 01/15 at 04:24 PM
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


As I have said many times in the past the Mississippi Rut is the craziest in the country. This year being no different. For the extreme northern parts of the state the peak rut period has already pasted, along with the North Delta region with extends from Vicksburg to the Tennessee border. As for the rest of the state rutting activity is in full force or is just about to begin. I took this nice 11pt. near Jackson, MS the day after Christmas cursing looking for a hot doe. My Remington Model 700 .308 did its job nicely with the buck never taking a step. The Remington Premier Copper Solids blew through both shoulders easily. This was my third deer taken with this gun and bullet combo with the same story all three times. Stay after them you Mississippi faithful, our time is now to kill a giant whitetail. On a related note, the Tecomate Camera crews will be in the Magnolia State next week. I will be guiding TV show host Blaine Burley in South Mississippi. Stay tuned in at http://www.tecomate.com and our Facebook page for updates. Wish us luck!! 

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Posted by Mark Newell on 12/31 at 09:35 PM
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