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  • Regional Rut Report?

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    Was hunting near Scotland Neck last weekend, and came across a scrape that reeked of buck. Didn't see much activity though, as a full moon kept the deer moving through the night.

    Haven't smelled that out east, but had a button chase a doe under my stand this morning, near Plymouth, NC.

    What ye say about the state-of-the-rut where you live/hunt? Is the best yet to come? (Please say yes)... :)
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    Just starting
    I'm further east across the chowan river, Been seeing a lot of scrapes this year and a friend harvested a buck that was stinkin this week, the next few days should be good
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    Southeast
    Pre-rut is on. I have been seeing scrapes and rubs for a month now in Sampson and Pender counties. I watched a doe with 2 yearlings Sunday before last get pushed around by 2 spikes and saw a 4 point chasing a young doe that Saturday.

    With the temps dropping and the full moon passing the whole state should start seeing pre-rut. I think your area Hawkman and mine is getting ready to bust loose in the next 3 weeks. The Best is yet to come.
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    Oh, yeah... pre-rut is here
    In Chatham county, i called in a 2 1/2 year-old with the rattlin horns and he came in, made a scrape and rubbed a tree right in front of my tree stand. I have seen lots of young bucks harassing the does, but no breeding activity yet. Time to really start with the doe bleat calls and the rattling horns. YAYYYY!!!!!
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    Pre rut is on
    The Pre rut is starting to get Under Way In Durham and Chatham Conties. havnt seen but a couple of does and one small 6 pointer on Jordan gl I let walk a few days. seen a few scrapes and rubs. Just not many deer where im hunting at but this coming up week should be good; I think. Going back to hunt Butner-falls mon. I didn't want to mess Up The NCBA ANNUARAL Butner hunt so that's why I was on Jordan. But Did take a doe with crossbow on Jordan 2 weeks ago and missed a doe a few Days Ago. good luck to all!!
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    Update
    I sat a food plot Friday afternoon and had a doe walk in around 5:30. 15 minutes later a 3 year old 6 point 14 inches wide with short tines came in on her and ran her out of the plot. He then made 2 scrapes and walked out. 20 minutes goes by and the doe came back out. By 6:15 I had 8 doe in the field when an 8 point, about 3 years old and maybe 15 inches wide, came in with his nose on the ground followed by a tall 10 inch cow horn. The 8 pushed a couple of doe and then checked two of his scrapes and left. As last light came I found a 90 pound doe at 190 yards that needed a tailgate ride.
    Saturday evening I sat over a holly tree that had 6 scrapes under it, but night fell with no show. It's on.
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