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The mule deer rut is on in SE Idaho

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The mule deer rut is on in SE Idaho

Postby Lefty » 11 07, 2017 •  [Post 1]

I took a drive to the south end of Pocatello Idaho yesterday right after noon. The big bucks were out in peoples yards and acreages chasing the does.
I watched one 27 inch 5x5 with 10 does inside an acre lawn 3 rail fence. another 4x4 looking more like a lawn ornament as it layed just off the edge of a driveway in a front yard.
I wasnt looking to hard but did see 4, 24 " or better bucks
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Re: The mule deer rut is on in SE Idaho

Postby Swede » 11 07, 2017 •  [Post 2]

We have a Blacktail buck following a doe in our yard already too. The buck is just a spike, and the doe was not paying any attention to him, so I think the real rut is still a few days off for us.
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Re: The mule deer rut is on in SE Idaho

Postby Lefty » 11 08, 2017 •  [Post 3]

It does seem early, but it must be going on or the big bucks would be sticking their nose on the does, or be strutting around in the middle of the day
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