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    the RUT!

    I just wanted to start a chat about what the rut is doing in the state of Arkansas.

    If you have rut info let's put our county and what we've been seeing to help out our fellow hunters.


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    Hunt in Gurdon area and have no rut activity


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    South central Arkansas......all I've seen so far is the bucks establishing territory. A lot of sparring and some rubs. Haven't seen any bucks chasing the does yet.

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    In Hardy yesterday my buddy watched a ten point breed a doe we also saw two small bucks chasing.

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    I have seen two mature bucks chasing hard and acting dumb in the last 4 days. The one yesterday took a dirt nap and the other narrowly escaped. One at 6 pm and the other at 4 pm. Morning have been slow as far as chasing goes for me

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    Nothing here.

    And I mean nothing


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    I saw a 7 pt chasing Friday evening and an8 pt chasing sat morning in Garland County.

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    We hunt in wirth and my nephew had a big buck following a doe around yesterday morning. He wasn't running her but was walking behind her. My son saw a big 8 chasing a doe around him and couldn't get him stop. I shot a 8 that was checking scrapes.

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    Zip in Monroe County along the river.


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    Calhoun county . seeing scrapes

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    Saw 3 different young bucks chasing this past week.

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    Ouachita Mountains. Bucks are checking does. A doe almost run over me yesterday. I just cocked the hammer and aimed behind her. 20 seconds later he put quite the show on grunting , nose to the ground. He lost her trail and was below a dip in the hill. I could see his horns just couldnt make out how big he was. This was at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

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    At least one buck in Pope County is trailing does. The seeking phase is in full-swing. The rut won't happen until the does allow it next month, but bucks are at least, thinking less about food and more about tail.

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    I hunt in northwest pope county and all I've seen so far are signs of rubbing on the trees.
    I have not seen any chasing or even following.
    I have buck fever!

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    I hunted in Malvern Saturday morning. There were all kinds of scrapes all over the ground but no chasing from the two bucks I saw.


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    All over the map in Eastern Garland County, Western Saline county. I have seen 1 buck chasing, Have seen several nice bucks moving, middle of the day,
    but have also saw bucks grouped up this last week.

    This is the least active muzzleloading as far as seeking and chasing that I have seen in years.

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    Where the heck did the bucks go?
    I was seeing several good sized bucks on the private property I hunt in Pope county now I have plenty of does but no bucks so far... Nothing on trail cam just nothing....

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    I know what ya mean, ive been having some good mature deer on camera for past several months an now all cameras are dry! Havent seen a deer all weekend.


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    Very little movement at our camp. Out of 5 hunters we have seen a total of 2 button bucks, 3 does, 1 buck .

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    Same here only seen 2 does in last 3 days. No cam pics scrapes are dry no movement.


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