I've seen the bucks right behind the does for the last couple days. Next week should be the prom for them.
Im seeing different bucks everyday now, still no bigguns.
Saw a 4x5 about a 160" pushin 3 or 4 does last weekend. But wasn't total dumb. He saw me watching him and kind of moved away. Although he didn't leave the does. My buddy has a PIW deer tag here in Nv so were holding out for a monster. Just need some more snow in the mts. But with the rut starting were headed out this weekend to see what's out there.
I got one tonight. Its a long story but in the end I busted a nice buck I was watching with 4 does and took a shot at him while he was running, nailed him and he ate dirt. Walked up to him only to see the buck i was after running off and a dead 3 point on the ground.
Just got back from my morning walk, saw 40 to 50 deer. The bigger bucks have arrived and are chasing the does big time. Saw 3 pretty nice bucks, one was a 4x4 that would be in the 18o's...a definate shooter in my book.
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The rut is on here in N.Nv. Been scouting for the Dec deer hunt and they are chasing the lady's. I don't think it's in full swing but it's getting close
It seems to be going pretty good here in SW Montana. My roommate shot a decent little buck this morning, he said there were deer running around and chasing every where. I get to hunt tomorrow through the last day of the season! Can't wait
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