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    Early rut ?

    I was speaking to my mate earlier and he witnessed a buck mount a doe this morning down in Wiltshire.

    Now I know this is early but has anyone else seen any signs, maybe with this perfect humid weather it will be early this year.

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    I've been out yesterday morning , stalked for about 5 hours and haven't seen a single deer, doe or buck, despite the fact that in 5 weeks i had 4 outing and each produced a buck.... definately no rutting yet here in Surrey... I'll give them at least another couple of weeks.

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    don't know if you call it rutting activity but saw a 4point buck this morning about 80 yds off so blew a few peeps and he came like a train to 10yds just through a hedge from me .I stood and watched till he wandered away down the hedge.
    I was helping out on a farm where I do not have permission yet.

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    I was up at Woodsmoke's (perth area) yesterday and spotted a buck chasing a doe around a field, big fellow wouldn't let her out of his sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxhunter View Post
    I was speaking to my mate earlier and he witnessed a buck mount a doe this morning down in Wiltshire.

    Now I know this is early but has anyone else seen any signs, maybe with this perfect humid weather it will be early this year.
    Yes. Came upon a buck and doe yesterday morning. The buck was chasing the doe about. Lay down on a knoll down wind of the action and watched. Eventually the buck appeared 70 yds away and I shot him. A good buck just shy of 16 kg with the right hand antler top half snapped off. Hadn't seen this specific buck before.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.g View Post
    I was up at Woodsmoke's (perth area) yesterday and spotted a buck chasing a doe around a field, big fellow wouldn't let her out of his sight
    Yeah, but what do we know mate?
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    Isn't that why this early it's called the false rut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie View Post
    Isn't that why this early it's called the false rut?

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    I have been stalking and culling bucks in West Sussex since the end of May, and on average have been out Thursday to Sunday night every week with clients.

    I have seen no confirmed rutting activity so far. Roe will sometimes have a false rut and I have know this to occur in September, but it is usually nothing of any consequence. However if this warm humid weather keeps up I would not be surprised to see the rut break out in the next 10 days or so, and therefore come in slightly earlier.

    I have taken nearly all small yearlings and poor 4 pointers out, and this week had a further big Buck within 50yds of me and the client. The buck is sporting a very nice head that I estimate will go silver at least, possibly gold. That's 3 medal bucks I have seen so far this year on the ground.

    If this weather keeps up they should start to come to the call soon, fingers crossed.
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    this is called rut fever

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