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Hunted opening weekend in N. MO & saw several bucks chasing does. Back home in SW MO saw several small bucks & no chasing, all season long. I seen a doe that was killed middle of rifle season that still had milk? Still finding a few fresh scrapes & have seen several does that still had yearlings in tow? This doesn't add up, even for a late or second rut. Anyone seeing the same?:thinking:
 

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milk doesnt mean much, Ive shot does in Dec with milk still.

Ive noticed adult does getting back with fawns I watched alone all November. Thats probably what your seeing also.
 

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I seen very little rut activity here. I seen a couple small bucks following does around 2 weeks ago, but never seen any mature bucks chasing.
 

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Only deer I have seen were the ones running across the highway in front of my truck... :mad2:
 

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That's kinda my point, it's like the rut hasn't started here. I'm seeing all the signs you'd normally see in pre-rut. Just trying to figure it out, it has been a strange season.
 

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[rquote=1493547&tid=104289&author=MO8uphunter] Just trying to figure it out, it has been a strange season.[/rquote]

Strange season indeed. I haven't seem much signs of the rut either. Others claim to have seen a lot.:shrug::shrug::shrug:
I can't get a feel for it either. I'm hopin' it gets cold and snows. Maybe that will put them on the move.:whiteflag:
 

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some have seen it but alot of the guys around here were feeling like I was that only the little bucks were doing a bit of chasing....all were excited to get out with their bow here soon because they think it will pick up. lets hope!
 
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